CAST #P-88

CLOVIS PREFORM
KIMMSWICK SITE
A PALEO-INDIAN MASTODON KILL SITE
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

EST. 11,500 years ago
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COLLECTIONS
COPYRIGHT MAY 31, 2003 PETER A. BOSTROM
Cast of a broken preform from Kimmswick Clovis site.
CAST #P-88
CLOVIS POINT (ORIGINAL)
KIMMSWICK MASTODON KILL SITE
MASTODON STATE PARK
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COLLECTIONS

     This broken base of a fluted preform was recovered from the lower Clovis horizon at Kimmswick. It was broken when a large end thinning flake was struck from the base and hinged downward. This broken preform represents one of the common types of break patterns found on Clovis sites. This preform was made from a piece of white Burlington (Crescent Quarry) chert and it measures 1 9/16 inches long.


KIMMSWICK MASTODON KILL SITE
EXCAVATION IN PROGRESS

MASTODON STATE PARK
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
photo credit----Denver Museum of Natural History, Dr. Russ Graham

     This Clovis site, once referred to as just "Kimmswick", has had a long history of excavation. Beginning in 1839 Dr. Albert Koch unearthed skeletal remains which were later identified as Mammut americanum and later sold to the British Museum of Natural History in 1844 where they are still on display. In 1897 C.W. Beehler rediscovered the site with new excavations and later built a small on site museum in 1900, which housed hundreds of bones. Several excavations followed Beehler but the most extensive were those of Robert McCormick Adams in the 1940ís who left the most complete record of the site.

"REFERENCES"

Personal communications with Russ Graham.

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