MARCH 31, 2005 PETER A. BOSTROM
GREAT BASIN REGION IN CENTRAL OREGON
This Clovis point was found several years ago by John Dyck on the Hoyt
site in the Great Basin region of Central Oregon. The Hoyt site was a
habitation and stone tool manufacturing site. Several Clovis artifacts
and waste flakes were surface collected on this site over a period of
Clovis point is an excellent example of a heavily resharpened point. It
was probably twice its present length when it was new. Heavily
resharpened unbroken Clovis points are often found on habitation sites
along with the more commonly found broken bases. These "used
up" points were likely discarded for a new point that was hafted
in its place.
This Clovis point is made of black opaque Obsidian and measures 2 11/16
inches (6.8 cm) long and 1 9/16 (4 cm) wide.