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The grooves may have permitted the points to be fastened (hafted) to wooden spears, dart shafts or foreshafts (of wood, bone, etc.) that would have been socketed onto the tip end of a spear or dart.Clovis points could also have been hafted as knives whose handles also served as removable foreshafts of a spear or dart.Elementary and middle school students may be granted zone exceptions if the receiving school has sufficient room.**PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS: When printing enrollment and other form packets, please ensure your printer is set to print single-side and not duplex (front & back).Clovis points date to the Early Paleoindian period roughly 13,500 to 12,800 calendar years ago.
Most Folsom points are shorter in length than Clovis points and exhibit different fluting and pressure flaking patterns.Lithic antecedents of Clovis points have not been found in northeast Asia, from where the first human inhabitants of the Americas are believed by the majority of archaeologists to have originated.Strong similarities with points produced by the Solutrean culture in the Iberian peninsula of Europe have been noted, leading to the controversial Solutrean hypothesis, that the technology was introduced by hunters traversing the Atlantic ice-shelf, meaning some of the first American humans were European.One is that pre-Clovis people in the New World developed the Clovis tradition independently.Another opinion is that Upper Paleolithic peoples who, after migrating into North America from northeast Asia, reverted to inherited Clovis-style flaked-stone technology that had been in use prior to their entry into the Americas.
The assembled multiple piece spear or dart could have been thrown by hand or with the aid of an atlatl (spear thrower).