Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Clovis Tool Tradition

Currently the earliest extensive tool tradition known for the New World. The Clovis tradition is characterized by large, long, bifacially flaked and fluted points, and is represented at a cluster of sites. This tradition dates from 10 kya, and Clovis points are associated with mammoth kills by Paleo-Indians.

Cf. Solutrean points.

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