Set of three, stone Clovis/Clovis related tools. Tools display different fluting strategies which allow each to perform its own specific function. Tool on left is a combination knife and hammer. Fluted base serves as a thumbgrip. Entire tool fits comfortably in hand with knife blade conveniently located next to hammer surface on left side. An excellent example of tool engineering based on the lanceolate Clovis Point typology style.
Middle tool is a beveled adze with fluted tip. depression on base also serves as a thumbgrip. Heavy duty tool is perfect for wood working. Balanced artifact makes storing and locating tool simple.
Tool on right is an adze/gouger. Artifact features four layers of fluting, terminating in blade at tip. Multi-layer fluting removes wood in layers thus speeding up the woodworking process. Such tools would have been prized possessions of a stone age carpenter who built canoes and building structures.
Photo: Paleo stone tools. Left and center artifacts are balanced on end. All artifacts approximately 2-3/4 inches in length.