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Clovis culture,

a group of Paleo-Indians (see Americas, antiquity and prehistory of theAmericas, antiquity and prehistory of the,
study of the origins of the aboriginal peoples of the Americas. Archaeologists believe humans had entered and occupied much of the Americas by the end of the Pleistocene epoch, but the date of their original entry into the Americas is
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) known through artifacts first excavated in the early 1930s near Clovis, N.Mex. The artifacts, including chipped flint points known as Clovis points and a variety of additional stone tools, were found along with remains of large mammals, particularly extinct mammoths. The remains, which date from 10,000 to 9000 B.C., were found widely in North America, especially on the Great Plains. Like Folsom points (see Folsom cultureFolsom culture
, a group of Paleo-Indians (see Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the) known through artifacts first excavated (1926) near Folsom, E of Raton, N.Mex. The artifacts, including chipped flint points known as Folsom points and a variety of other stone tools, were
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), Clovis points show a distinct lengthwise groove (known as fluting) on each face that served to enhance the hafting to spear shafts. Clovis groups are among the earliest definitively dated human populations in the Americas, but there is stone-tool and other evidence of earlier humans.
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Using this knowledge, archaeologists should be able to track Clovis people both across the landscape and through time.
This "Clovis First" model theorizes that the Clovis people came to the New World from Northeast Asia by crossing the Bering Land Bridge, which once connected Asia and North America.
Discovering sites occupied by the early sailors that are just as old as those of the Clovis people would go a long way toward winning converts to the coastal migration theory, and Erlandson believes those sites can be found.
His DNA revealed that the Clovis people were ancestors of almost all Native Americans alive today.
Roosevelt, of the Field Museum in Chicago and the University of Illinois, reported radiocarbon dates of material in the Brazilian cave which indicated that early paleo-Indians there were contemporaries of the Clovis people with a distinctive foraging economy and different styles of stone weapons.
New finds indicate for the first time that Clovis people killed these now-extinct elephant-like creatures.
Supporters of the Clovis people as the first immigrants point to the appearance of an ice-free corridor through western Canada dating to about the time of their supposed arrival.
13 Nature details the child's genetic makeup and suggests that the Clovis people were ancestors of present-day Native Americans.
The new study refutes every one of the critics' arguments and uses overwhelming archaeological, stratigraphic, DNA and radiocarbon evidence to conclusively state that humans - and ones totally unrelated to Clovis peoples - were present at Paisley Caves over a millennium before Clovis.
These relics add to evidence from nearby sites challenging the longstanding view of Clovis people as the first Americans (SN: 8/11/12, p.
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): The controversial theory that an ancient comet impact devastated the Clovis people, one of the earliest known cultures to inhabit North America, has been challenged by a new research.
The Clovis people of North America crafted speartips with deep grooves that made wounds bleed freely.