This small, reworked Clovis spear point was found in the treasure-hunters' backdirt pile, but investigators were able to attribute it to Zone 4 deposits based on the "tell-tale" travertine matrix covering the tip. Perhaps a Clovis hunter discarded the spent projectile point near the seep spring at the back of the shelter, where it became coated with the hard, calcium carbonate substance. The drawing at right by Pam Headrick shows the reverse face of the artifact and the multiple flute scars at base. Dots indicate extent of grinding along the basal edges.
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