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Artifact #142
Fashioned from Utah agate, this is a classic Clovis point in size, flaking, and proportions. It is in such perfect condition that experts suspect it may never have been used, bolstering the hypothesis that such caches may have served a ritual purpose. Like all but one of the Fenn artifacts, this point bears a residue of red ocher, an iron-rich pigment that Stone Age cultures often used in ceremonies.


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