This Clovis point was found during the excavation of the Colby mammoth kill site in 1975. It was found within a short distance of a mammoth rib bone. This Clovis point is the only “classic” example found on the Colby site. The other three Clovis points found on the site have rounded corners and deep concave bases that almost look like large notches. This point was resharpened at least one or more times. Evidence of this can be seen on one side in the form of an impact fracture that was partially removed when it was last re-pointed. This Clovis point is made of a dull blue colored semi-translucent Phosphoria chert and measures 2 3/8 inches (6 cm) long.
THE COLBY SITE
The Colby site is located on private property in north central Wyoming in the Bighorn Basin.
This important site was named after Donald Colby who discovered the first
Clovis spear point there in 1962. Mr. Colby found it while using heavy
earth moving equipment during the construction of a reservoir. The Colby site was first recognized
as an important archaeological site when the first scientific
excavations began to take place there in 1973. Most of the site was eventually
excavated during five separate digging seasons between the
years 1973 through 1978.