14,000 YEARS AGO
CAST OF ORIGINAL
is the largest fluted point recorded to date. It was found on the surface
of the ground several years ago by a man working on a ranch in Douglas
County, Washington. When he passed away it was left to family members in California
where it was stored in a sock in a
closet for several more years. It was only after the initial discovery in
1987 and the article in the National Geographic Magazine about the Clovis
cache at East Wenatchee, Washington that this Clovis point became known.
Fluted point was found on a high plateau about eight or ten miles from the
East Wenatchee Clovis site. It's made from semi-translucent Rainbow
Obsidian. Normally it looks black but when it's tilted in the
light it turns a shade of sea green. There are also quite a lot of
scratches on the surface that may either be from use or transportation.
One fairly fresh flake removal is located just above the small finger in
this picture of the cast.
This Clovis point measures 9 3/4 inches long, slightly
more than 1/2 inch longer than the largest Clovis point from the cache at
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FROM THE CLOVIS POSTER
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"RUTZ CLOVIS POINT"
This picture shows the
original Clovis point from Douglas County.