This assemblage of nine Clovis/Clovis related points typifies the various forms of paleo stone tools found in the Genesee valley. Fluted chert tools of lanceolate, curved and triangular form are represented. Tools such as these performed a variety of functions including drilling, cutting and scraping as well as service as a hunting point.
Group of tools include weapon point, handaxe, knife, perforator and atlatl dart. Paleo stone tool culture was well established along the waterways that flowed through forests of cedar, oak, tamarack, birch and jackpine that grew south of the Great Lakes at the close of the Pleistocene. These forests were seperated from the Port Huron ice sheet by a zone of tundra that was teeming with mammoth, mastadon, giant beaver, caribou, elk and deer.
Photo 1: Fluted tools of Genesee paleo stone tool culture. Artifacts are based on lanceolate, curved and triangular typolgy.