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Lecture 2 Part 3 – Pre Clovis America

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Anthropology 2231F/G
Christopher Ellis

Lecture 2 Part 3Pre Clovis AmericaMonte Verde Chile o Best candidate for a PreClovis Site generally accepted o Excavated and reported by Dr Tom Dillehax o Stratified site o Wood is preserved because the site was buried and sealed in peat o 1200014800 BP Unsure of precise ageDate back to the PleistoceneFound with extinct forms of elephants o Undoubted stone tools mostly bifacial points not flutedBulletlike long and narrowSome mounted in wooden handle o Basketry o Structures o Similar tools found in Venezuela and other areas further northPaleoindiansCharacteristics of Paleoindian tools o 1Made distinctive weapon tips dont have notched to attach them to a weapon shaft lanceshapedLanceolate points o 2Use the finest grades of raw materials to make tools o 3Fine workmanship and skill that it take to make these tools o 4Shaped
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