This collection of thirteen stone implements offer an insight into the advanced lithic technology of Clovis and Clovis related peoples who lived in western New York State. Each of these tools is fluted, presumably for the purpose of hafting or to form a working end on the artifact. Several of these ancient artifacts are based on curved stone technology and can be hafted to a shaft or held by hand when used as a tool.
Clovis and other related ice age peoples were able to develop a standardized system of stone tool manufacture that allowed them to quickly produce knives, hammers and weapon points. Further, this process was known to most or all peoples of this era from coast to coast and from Canada to at least as far south as Mexico.
Photograph: Collection of stone tools produced by Clovis/Clovis related peoples. Most of these tools are probably knives and hammers.