NOVA | Megabeasts Sudden Death | Extraordinary Artifacts | PBS

Another find on TapwaterJ’s pages: “Clovis caches, groupings of exquisitely carved spear points and other flaked stone artifacts crafted thousands of years ago. Were they stored for a planned retrieval that never came? Were they ritual objects used in sacred ceremonies or as grave goods? Did the ancients use them for all three purposes? No one knows.
Fashioned from Utah agate, this is a classic Clovis point in size, flaking, and proportions. It is in such perfect condition that experts suspect it may never have been used, bolstering the hypothesis that such caches may have served a ritual purpose.”


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