Clovis, Folsom People
* Ainu Theory- I support the theory that the
ancestors of the present Ainu People of Japan may have been the
people we refer to as the Clovis, Folsom People. These Caucasoid
featured people created magnificent points which were not equaled
for thousands of years after their disappearance. We do not know
if they disappeared from disease or whether they intermarried
with those who arrived later, but their points can certainly be referred to as fine art.
* Elder White Brother- The Hopi legends refer to an "Elder
White Brother" who they expect to return some day. This fits
in nicely with the Ainu theory since they have whiter features. (Reference Ainu link and link below)
* Point Theory- you can see by the partial point I found which is
pictured below, that these objects were imbued with spiritual
powers by the makers. They are far more than mere beauty or mere
* Design- The design bothered me for some time. I had a hard time
trying to understand why they had this distinctive shape (Folsom
points). It finally came to me that they look like our tongue !
Many cultures worship phallic symbols. Well, the tongue can also
be seen as sexual organ, which I feel the Clovis people used as a
symbol to empower their points.
* Style- This brings me to Style. Why weren't the points notched?
The Clovis, Folsom people were certainly capable of adding
notches. I believe that instead of just carrying a spear with the
point securely tied to the end that the Clovis, Folsom people
lured the mammoths into soggy areas where they could not move
well, then instead of sticking their spear into the animal or
throwing it into the animal, they stabbed it with the spear and
the point stayed with the animal when the spear was retracted. A
new point was slipped into the shaft and the mammoth was stabbed
again. I feel this would be repeated many time by each member of
the hunting party, and leaving the points in place, helped the
animal bleed faster and die sooner. The points could then be
retrieved, to be used again. If the point remained lashed to the
spear, there would be a greater chance of breaking them, and I
feel these points were so important to the Clovis, Folsom people
that this concept would provide better protection for the points.
I have found that the flute on the Folsom point allows for a matching fit on the
leg bone of a Mule Deer (which could have been used to deliver the Points).
Concave Matches Convex