By Michael B. Collins
Around 11,000 years in the past, a Paleoindian tradition identified to us as "Clovis" occupied a lot of North the US. thought of to be one of the continent's earliest human population, the Clovis peoples have been most likely nomadic hunters and gatherers whose final strains comprise camp websites and caches of products saved for utilitarian or ritual purposes.
This e-book bargains the 1st finished learn of a little-known element of Clovis culture—stone blade know-how. Michael Collins introduces the subject with an in depth examine the character of blades and the strategies in their manufacture, by means of a dialogue of the whole spectrum of Clovis lithic expertise and the way blade construction pertains to the creation of different stone instruments. He then offers an entire record of the invention and exam of fourteen blades present in 1988 within the Keven Davis Cache in Navarro County, Texas.
Collins additionally provides a comparative examine of identified and presumed Clovis blades from many websites, discusses the Clovis peoples' caching practices, and considers what lithic expertise and caching habit can upload to our wisdom of Clovis lifeways. those findings could be vital analyzing for either experts and amateurs who're piecing jointly the puzzle of the peopling of the Americas, because the manufacture of blades is a trait that Clovis peoples shared with the higher Paleolithic peoples in Europe and northerly Asia.
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