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Lecture 3 Part 1 – Clovis America

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Anthropology 2231F/G
Christopher Ellis

Lecture 3 Part 1 – Clovis Clovis  Hunters o Hunted extinct species of mammoths, mastodons, horse, camelids, tapir and bear o Also hunted or trapped smaller animals like rabbits o Probably gathered plant foods  Clovis Sites o Hard to find because they are very small (largest found is 200 m )2 o Only find the stone tools at the camps o Large site found in Gault, Texas  Still being excavated, unsure how large it  Early signs of Clovis art – rocks with engravings o Caches – stone tools, etc., blade caches, found in areas in areas where there is little stone raw material, insurance backup in case you need them and so you don’t need to carry them around  At least 8-9 caches may have single blade or scraper but a
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