ST. LOUIS FLUTED
This St. Louis style Clovis point was discovered
by Hal Jones in 1978. He found it in his house, lying on a beam above the
front porch. The house is located in the northwestern part of the state in
Williams Hollow, Alabama. A prior resident of the house, a Mr. Bill
Duncan, is believed to have been the original finder of the point. Mr.
Duncan had been farming a small field of corn in a nearby creek bottom
with a team of mules several years earlier.
This St. Louis Fluted Clovis point is made of translucent Bangor chert; a material that looks a little similar to Knife River flint. This point measures 5 3/8 inches long and 2 1/16 inches wide. One of the flutes extends almost the entire length of the point and measures 4 5/16 inches long.
"Selected Preforms, Points and Knives of the North American
Indians," Vol. 1, by Gregory Perino, p.334.