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Clovis found near Dietz Site & another Lake County 1 year 11 months ago #50605

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This Clovis point below was found by Frank and Alice Estergreen in the 1950's in the vicinity of the Dietz Clovis site near Alkali Lake in Oregon. A trace element analysis was done on this projectile point and it was determined that the Obsidian source was Glass Butte, Oregon.

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There is also a long narrow flake removed at the tip of the point on one side that measures 11/16 inch (1.7 cm) long. This may be an impact fracture. This Clovis point is made of semi-translucent black Obsidian and it measures 3 3/8 inches (8.5 cm) long.The side with the largest channel flake has the most abrasion. This channel flake measures 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) long and 5/8 inch (1.5 cm) wide.This fluted point has "hafting abrasion scratches" in the hafting area. A small percentage of Obsidian Clovis points have these scratches. This "roughening" of the slick surface would have helped to secure the projectile point more solidly to the shaft. Roughening of the hafting area on Obsidian Clovis points has been observed over a wide area in the western U.S. Some of the original hafting glue or "mastic" was discovered in the hafting abrasions on a Clovis point found in Oregon.

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The pictures below show the original Clovis point from Lake County, Oregon.
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Re: Clovis found near Dietz Site & another Lake County 1 year 11 months ago #50717

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Definitely one of the all time greats!
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Re: Clovis found near Dietz Site & another Lake County 1 year 11 months ago #50743

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rmartin wrote:
Definitely one of the all time greats!

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That is a nice one.

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