This Clovis point was found several years ago by David Olmstead while digging on the Gault site in Williamson County, Texas. He found it near some engraved limestone water worn pebbles. This point is slightly "fishtailed" and it was fluted at least three times on one side. This point is made of a good quality gray colored chert. It measures 3 3/8 inches (8.6 cm) long and 1 3/16 inches (3 cm) wide.
The Gault site is located in south central Texas in Williamson County and covers an area estimated to be a half mile by a little over a tenth of a mile wide (0.8 by 0.2 km). The site is classified as a stone tool manufacturing and habitation site. The Gault site has produced Clovis points, point preforms, tools made from blades, cores, burins and small engraved stones. Recent excavations (1998--2002) by archaeologists from the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin has recovered approximately 800,000 artifacts. One of the most important artifact types to have been recovered on the Gault site are the engraved stones. By 2001 at least 30 engraved stones had been found. Their direct association within the Clovis horizon at Gault is a significant discovery. Engraved stones from this early period in North America is almost unknown. In 2002 there was an important discovery of a 6 by 6 foot pavement of gravel that has been interpreted as evidence for one of the earliest man-made structures found in North America.