STAGES OF MANUFACTURE
LINCOLN/HILLS SITE
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Jess Ready & Bostrom Coll.

 

Clovis point stages of manufacture.

    Some Clovis camp sites are located near a good source of chert or flint. These sites are usually defined as manufacturing sites. They produce the most information about Clovis stone tool manufacturing. This picture shows the various stages of manufacture of a Clovis point. All but the smallest resharpened point was found on the Lincoln/Hills site in southern Illinois located not far from the Mississippi River. Clovis points were skillfully made by a very specific manufacturing process. Each stage of this process has a diagnostic characteristic that can be used to identify artifacts from widely separated sites.

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