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BONE ROD
WENATCHEE CLOVIS SITE
WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM COLLECTION

   This triple exposure shows the best preserved example of the thirteen bone artifacts found during excavation on the Wenatchee Clovis site. They were all laying within a shallow pit.
   This Bone artifact was expertly fashioned from a section of a proboscidean limb bone. Both ends are tapered which suggests that they may have been attached to something else. At the present time archaeologists are still unsure of what these were used for.
   Different theories put forth for their use are everything from flintknapping tools to composite parts for sleds and spear foreshafts.

Clovis bone rod from Richey Roberts site.

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