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To: Mike Darancette

Some of those early points display amazing craftsmanship. Even today I see them in a museum or collection and think of them as functional art. Having learned how to flintknap (poorly, I might add) I also know the effort that went into them--getting the proper stone, possibly heat-treating the stone, then the actual work to craft the point. I have a book at home that shows some of the most impressive points. I'll dig up the reference tonight if you are interested.


10 posted on 04/18/2006 9:01:19 AM PDT by Betis70 (moto weather is back)
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To: Betis70
I'll dig up the reference tonight if you are interested.

Thanks - you can also do Google Images on "Clovis Points". This was definitely functional art.

13 posted on 04/18/2006 11:20:33 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Proud soldier in the American Army of Occupation..)
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