Clovis points are among the oldest tools found in North America and have often been discovered with the remains of ice age animals, such as mastodons and mammoth. They were made and used by the Clovis people, also called Paleo-Indians, who are believed to be the ancestors to modern Native American groups. Scientists disagree about whether the Clovis people were the first to enter North America, but they are one of the earliest known groups who existed throughout the North American continent and Central America (between 11,200 and 10,900 years ago). They attached points like this one to lances or spears and used them in groups to hunt large game. It is believed that the Clovis people were nomadic, following the animals they hunted and creating tools from sources of stone, called chert, along the way.
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Paleo-Indians -- Implements
Indians of North America -- Implements
Indians of North America -- Antiquities
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