This stemmed triangular artifact is a smaller, refined version of the artifact SANY introduced in June 2009. Made from light brown chert, it features multiple flutings, including a double "box" flute on stem as well as a deeper surface flute on the triangular area of the artifact.
Probably used as an atlatl dart, it resembles a bird when viewed from the front. It also serves as a knife with serrated edging. Arrowheads and atlatl darts rarely have such exquisite detail carved into their stems. Such amazing detail shows that Clovis and related stone tool makers were as advanced at their craft as later Archaic and Woodland peoples.
Photo 1: Clovis stemmed triangular artifact, front view.
Photo 2: Stemmed artifact, dorsal view.
Photo 3: Close-up of stem fluting.