Clovis prehistoric culture

Clovis prehistoric culture

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noun | encyclopedia/culture | Pronounced: \kloh-vis\ | IPA: /ˈkloʊ vɪs/

Definition of the Clovis prehistoric culture

a prehistoric paleoamerican culture of North and South America, dated to about 13,500 to 12,500 years ago. The culture is distinguished by stone flake “Clovis point” bifaced blades, tools, and spear points.

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Examples of the Clovis prehistoric culture

Origin of the Ancient Pueblo prehistoric culture

Clovis man in hunting gear, with Clovis spear.
Clovis man in hunting gear, with Clovis spear.

The first Clovis points were discovered in 1931. The name comes from the area near the town of Clovis, New Mexico, where remains were first found. The Clovis are widely believed to be the original inhabitants of the Americas.
Alternate spellings exist; Clovis.
First Known Use: 20th century

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