by Richard Michael Gramly, Ph.D.
This bi-beveled bone rod is the only engraved bone object that was found
on the East Wenatchee Clovis site. Thirteen other similar bone artifacts
were also found on this site where they all lay within a shallow pit. This
bone tool has been expertly fashioned from a section of probosidean limb
bone – perhaps a tibia or femur. The fine incising on both bevels
suggests that this rod was fastened to other rods and that together they
formed an apparatus of unknown function.
by Pete Bostrom
was very good on the East Wenatchee Clovis site. Clovis artifacts made of bone, antler
or Ivory are rare from this early time period. This site has produced more bone rods with tapered ends than any
other Clovis site. The River sites in Florida have produced the majority
of all Clovis bone and ivory
artifact finds in the United States.