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This spectacular example of a Clovis point was sent to Occpaleo for casting in 2014, a generous loan from the Richard Nowicki Collection. It measures 4 and 7/8th long and 1 and a half inches wide, making it one of the largest points of the type found. It was found in 1986 by an infantryman during exercises at the Dugaway Proving Grounds military base in Utah. It was found in two pieces, which were able to be perfectly refit. This point is an excellent example of Clovis Paleoindian flintknapping strategy, showing remnants of the "outrepasse" overshot flaking used in the making of this type around 13,000 years ago. The most impressive attribute of this point is the fluting, in this case covering half the point on one side and over half the point on the other. An average Clovis flute covers about one third of the point and is more narrow, showing that this point was made with great skill. This point was examined by several Paleoindian archaeologists and found to be a great example of the type, so that the cast can be included in the Clovis collections at the Smithsonian Institution. (cast copyright Occpaleo 2014) Nowickie Collection.

Utah Obsidian Clovis Cast

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