Entry from US English dictionary
noun[usually as modifier] Archaeology
A Palaeo-Indian culture of Central and North America, dated to about 11,500–11,000 years ago and earlier. The culture is distinguished by heavy leaf-shaped stone spearheads ( Clovis points). Compare with Folsom2.
More example sentences
- Despite such arguments, the Clovis culture model remained powerful.
- This Clovis culture was assumed to have lasted from about 12,000 BP (years before present) to about 10,000 BP.
- Whether or not the Clovis culture turns out to represent the first Americans, they were the first people on this continent to develop weaponry that allowed them to go one-on-one against big, dangerous game.
first found near Clovis in eastern New Mexico, US.