Fire Starter Stone Size: ~4" wide Material: Sandstone Age: Probably Woodland (2,500 - 1,250 BP) American Indian Tools: Grinder. This well-worn, hand-sized grinding stone was likely used to start fires by protecting the palm or as a base stone while twirling the starting stick. Provenance: Belgrade, Montana - K.H. consignment Date found: 1960s
Clovis culture tools- The Clovis culture aka. Llano culture is a prehistoric Paleo-Indian culture, named after distinct stone tools that were found at sites near Clovis, New Mexico. The Clovis culture is characterized by the manufacture of "Clovis points" and distinctive bone and ivory tools. Archaeologists' most precise determinations at present suggest that this radiocarbon age is equal to roughly 13,500 to 13,000 years ago.
Clovis is the oldest flint point type that has been recognized in North America. The Clovis culture is approximately 12,500 years old. Clovis points have even been found with Mammoth bones, including such a find at the Miami site in the Texas Panhandle.