Skip to comments.Archaeologists Find 15,500-Year-Old Spear Points in Texas
Posted on 10/28/2018 11:28:29 AM PDT by ETL
Through excavation of the Debra L. Friedkin site northwest of Austin, Texas, a team of archaeologists has identified a particular style of projectile point dated between 13,500 and 15,500 years ago this is earlier than typical Clovis-style technologies dated to 13,000 years ago.
The team found more than 100,000 artifacts, including 328 tools and 12 complete and fragmented projectile points (about 3-4 inches, or 7.6-10.2 cm, long), excavated from the Buttermilk Creek Complex horizon of the Debra L. Friedkin site.
From 19 optically stimulated luminescence dates of sediments, they determined the artifacts were between 13,500- and 15,500- years-old.
There is no doubt these weapons were used for hunting game in the area at that time, said lead author Professor Michael Waters, Director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University.
The discovery is significant because almost all pre-Clovis sites have stone tools, but spear points have yet to be found.
These points were found under a layer with Clovis and Folsom projectile points.
Clovis is dated to 13,000 to 12,700 years ago and Folsom after that. The dream has always been to find diagnostic artifacts such as projectile points that can be recognized as older than Clovis and this is what we have at the Debra L. Friedkin site.
The Clovis people invented the Clovis point, a spear-shaped weapon made of stone that is found in Texas and parts of the United States and northern Mexico and the weapons were made to hunt animals, including mammoths and mastodons, from 13,000 to 12,700 years ago.
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So...the Clovis site in Texas was the Garden of Eden? I always knew that Texas was great, but God’s favorite spot on earth? I guess that should have been obvious. :)
Flash flooding like we just had?
They hadn’t yet invented pockets.
Or maybe they’d just invented beer?
How did those 15,000 year old toys get to 6000 year old Earth?
That is the real mystery!
She definitely doesn’t look that old!
Brian Williams was there when they were buried!
Well, that's how she looked 1,500 years ago.
Here she is today, 2018...
Still a beauty, at 78!!
But, Texas is God's country.
I thought Brian Williams was ALREADY THERE when the first man landed.
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NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: When you think of Hollywood legends or at least when I think of Hollywood legends, my next guest really comes to mind. She's a Golden Globe winner, she's a Broadway star, and did I mention, she is oh gosh she is a knockout. On Saturday [August 13, 2005], actress Raquel Welch will be honored by the Vietnam Veterans of America for entertaining the troops with Bob Hope back in 1968.
I’ve responded to this same subject a couple of time now, once on this forum. What we’re looking at is what many of us collectors and knappers call a Hell Gap, not pre Clovis! It’s just one of the many style points they produced during the Paleo Period. Knappers of that period produced a wide variety of points with much of it determined by the quality of the material they were working. To think that an experience knapper would only make one style point is rather amusing since we see many times where tools were knapped for specific needs
Tyler Childers ‘Banded Clovis’
“How did those 15,000 year old toys get to 6000 year old Earth?
That is the real mystery!”
If they used “carbon dating”, that would mean the stone is “15,000 years old”, unless the people had a “use by” date stamped on the tool itself.
I guess the archaeologists get their jollies over things like this, but to me, it’s meaningless.
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