Category Archives: Clovis

Another Mammoth Killer

ENMU – Clovis Point (LA3324-24156) by Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr. on Sketchfab From the North Bank mammoth kills.

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More About the Lower Younger Dryas Boundary

IMPLICATIONS FROM CHEMICAL, STRUCTURAL AND MINERALOGICAL STUDIES OF MAGNETIC MICROSPHERULES FROM AROUND THE LOWER YOUNGER DRYAS BOUNDARY (NEW MEXICO, USA) Andronikov et. al. 2016 Printed in the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography ABSTRACT. Hollow magnetic microspherules from along the … Continue reading

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Clovis Unifacial Knife

Another great one that really benefits from scanning.  A Clovis uniface found in the North Bank Mammoth kills in the early 1960s.  Enjoy! ENMU – Clovis Uniface (LA3324-24121) by Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr. on Sketchfab

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Failed in Production

Here’s a closer look at a Clovis point that appears to have failed in production.  It looks like it was carried around and used as a general cutting tool in it’s second life-cycle then dropped near a mammoth kill.  Beautiful … Continue reading

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The North Bank Excavations ca. 1963

Here is a great photo-mosaic from the North Bank excavations in the early 1960s.  The humans in the background examining the stratigraphy really put the Clovis-age mammoths in their proper scale.  Unfortunately, Mammoth IV in the background is covered in … Continue reading

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Casting Clovis Artifacts

A short while ago Dr. Francis Smiley from Northern Arizona University suggested making some new casts of the collections from the Clovis type-site.  We were able to meet in Albuquerque and borrow some lab space from generous colleagues at the … Continue reading

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Thesis for Download

Bennett, Stacey D. 2014    Blackwater Locality 1: Synthesis of South Bank Archaeology 1933-2013.  Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales. The S.D. Bennett Thesis is now available for download HERE.

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South Bank Research at the Clovis Site

Bison Trap_S.Bennett_pdf

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POSTER – The Clovis Site: Analysis and Synthesis

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Following Up on the South Bank

The South Bank of the Clovis site refers to an area at the southern end of the prehistoric pond around which lie a group of cultural sites spanning a time from the end of the last ice age until recent … Continue reading

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An Alibates Knife

Here’s an interesting Paleoindian biface made from banded Alibates chert.  It was apparently discovered by a local resident in the early 1970s.  The tool (knife) measures about 12 cm (4 3/4″) and is remarkably thin, with flaking consistent with other … Continue reading

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A Bison Trap at the Clovis Site (poster)

An excellent poster about Ms. Bennett’s work on the South Bank Bison Trap at the Clovis Site.  Click the image for a larger image or the following for a full pdf: Bison Trap_S.Bennett_10-7-2013_smallest

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