ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS
PETE BOSTROM COLLECTION
This graver was found several years ago in St. Clair County, Illinois. It was found sometime in the late 1970's by either Bob or Pete Bostrom while surface collecting on the Bostrom Clovis camp site. This is a simple tool form that is commonly found on Clovis sites. They are found on early sites all across North America.
Gravers were used for small detail cutting, scraping, engraving or perforating procedures. They were used to cut materials such as antler, bone, shell or wood.
This graver was made on a simple flake. The single point working edge was formed by pressure flaking two shallow notches along one edge. This graver is made of good quality Burlington chert. It measures 1 1/16 inches (2.6 cm) long, 1 3/16inch (2.1 cm) wide and 3/16 inch (5 mm) thick.