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    Found My First Killer Clovis

    I finally did it. After 45 years of hunting I can finally say I found a killer Clovis.

    I went for a quick hunt before work yesterday to see if I would have any luck and the first spot I hit looked like a parade had went through it. So I went to another spot where I had hunted the back ridge last week and figured I would hunt the front ridge by the river, but the backwater was about 4 feet deep between the ridges and there was no way to get out to it without wading and getting soaked.

    So I asked the farmer about a small field up near the road and he said he owned it and I could hunt but not much had been found in there over the years. I figured what the Hell, I don't have a lot of time so I'll check it out.

    I hadn't been there 5 minutes when I see the piece in the first in situ(see next post) that turns to be a large Knife with some tip damage. I stuck that in my pocket and went on across the ridge and then turned to come back. Just as I got back close to my vehicle I see a base sticking out from under a dirt clod, so I got down on my knees to get a closer look and a picture and I see the flute. I got so darn excited that the in situ you see isn't the real one because I grabbed it pulled it out of the ground before I even thought about the camera. I then thought, damn, I should have taken a picture so I stuck it right back in and took a couple of pics just as I first saw it. Since I have been looking for one of these babies for 45 years you can understand my exuberance of pulling it out so quickly. lol

    I immediately called my buddy and my brother to share the good news and finished hunting the field finding a Brewerton to go along with the Clovis. Three pieces from a spot in a little over an hour in a field the farmer said nothing much came from and one is a Clovis. I'm still in awe.

    The second picture is what I saw when I got down on my knees so you can see why I grabbed it so quickly. The others are pictures I took this morning after getting home and cleaning it up. It was still dark so I tried using my security light to get a good picture of the flute. I'll take some better ones this afternoon when I get back up and post them. In the 3rd picture you can see how close I was to my vehicle when I found it.

    It is exactly 2 inches long by 3/4 inch wide. It is fluted about 1/2 inch on both sides and it is very nicely ground about a 1/2 inch down on each side. It is a bird egg bluish color with white/black splotches which I believe is a type of Coshocton Flint. I can't quit fondling it and I may end up taking it to bed with me.
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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    Here's the first in situ I mentioned in the post above and the Brewerton I also found. Plus a really crude Chopper I found, took a picture of, and tossed back down.
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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    great job steve you got my vote for a banner

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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    Wow!! Killer find. Congrats, banner for sure.HH.

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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    very killer steve!!i think you will be forgiven for blowing the insitu.lol.great find dude,congrats.banner vote from me.
    aint gonna find any heads sittin on the couch

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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    Dang rookie can't even hold off long enough to take a real insitu......lol....

    Fantastic little point...congrats to you SRV...you sure deserve it.

    You have my banner vote for sure.

    Also...about the crude chopper....I think I'd keep it, you never know it might have been made by the same people that made that Clovis. I'd want to keep every piece of flint I found in that little field.

    Betcha can't wait to go back.

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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    45 years great story SRV I enjoy your posts here and on other sites long time comming but well earned super congrats to ya got my vote I currently dont see any stones in the header cant let that happen, that was farmers favorite spot ya know LoL-trout

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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    Quote Originally Posted by SRV
    I finally did it. After 45 years of hunting I can finally say I found a killer Clovis.
    Good looking Clovis, congrats.

    Did you find the below piece in the same location?
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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    Quote Originally Posted by SRV
    I finally did it. After 45 years of hunting I can finally say I found a killer Clovis.

    I went for a quick hunt before work yesterday to see if I would have any luck and the first spot I hit looked like a parade had went through it. So I went to another spot where I had hunted the back ridge last week and figured I would hunt the front ridge by the river, but the backwater was about 4 feet deep between the ridges and there was no way to get out to it without wading and getting soaked.

    So I asked the farmer about a small field up near the road and he said he owned it and I could hunt but not much had been found in there over the years. I figured what the Hell, I don't have a lot of time so I'll check it out.

    I hadn't been there 5 minutes when I see the piece in the first in situ(see next post) that turns to be a large Knife with some tip damage. I stuck that in my pocket and went on across the ridge and then turned to come back. Just as I got back close to my vehicle I see a base sticking out from under a dirt clod, so I got down on my knees to get a closer look and a picture and I see the flute. I got so darn excited that the in situ you see isn't the real one because I grabbed it pulled it out of the ground before I even thought about the camera. I then thought, damn, I should have taken a picture so I stuck it right back in and took a couple of pics just as I first saw it. Since I have been looking for one of these babies for 45 years you can understand my exuberance of pulling it out so quickly. lol

    I immediately called my buddy and my brother to share the good news and finished hunting the field finding a Brewerton to go along with the Clovis. Three pieces from a spot in a little over an hour in a field the farmer said nothing much came from and one is a Clovis. I'm still in awe.

    The second picture is what I saw when I got down on my knees so you can see why I grabbed it so quickly. The others are pictures I took this morning after getting home and cleaning it up. It was still dark so I tried using my security light to get a good picture of the flute. I'll take some better ones this afternoon when I get back up and post them. In the 3rd picture you can see how close I was to my vehicle when I found it.

    It is exactly 2 inches long by 3/4 inch wide. It is fluted about 1/2 inch on both sides and it is very nicely ground about a 1/2 inch down on each side. It is a bird egg bluish color with white/black splotches which I believe is a type of Coshocton Flint. I can't quit fondling it and I may end up taking it to bed with me.
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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    Nice point SRV,
    Congrat's on the banner.
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    Great point and nice pictures in the field well deserved banner

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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    MagNificent......... Well Deserved.............

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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    WOW!!! Killer Find! Congrats on the Banner! Sweet Dreams!

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    Re: Found My First Killer Clovis

    Quote Originally Posted by bilt46
    MagNificent......... Well Deserved.............
    Very nice! You need a huntin" partner? lol

 

 
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