This Clovis point was found during the excavation of the Colby mammoth kill site in 1975. It was found in bone pile number 2 below a row of ribs. This point has the "Colby style base" which is a base that is more rounded and a concavity that is becoming almost "notched". If the concave area was more uniformly flaked all the way to both edges it would look more like a typical Clovis point. This point was probably resharpened at least one or more times. It's made of a dark red Phosphoria Formation chert and measures 2 3/16 inches (56mm) 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.