Artifact of the Week for 3/28/11


This fragmented bone rod was discovered in association with the northern mammoth kills excavated in the early 1960s at Blackwater Draw.  Bone preservation was good in the Clovis levels in and around the pond.  The rod is cylindrical in cross-section with flattened opposing sides.  It is very likely that this tool was a portion of a foreshaft or bone point from a Clovis spear.  It was discovered by the El Llano Archaeological Society on December 12, 1962 from the gray sand (Clovis-age) stratigraphic unit at Blackwater Draw.

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