Texas Archeological Research Laboratory

Welcome to the Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey

In 1985, Dr. David Meltzer initiated a survey of Clovis fluted points in Texas. That survey continues to the present, and as of 2007 when the 3rd edition of the survey was published there was over 544 Clovis fluted points recorded by the Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey (TCFPS). Clovis fluted points occur throughout the state, with concentrations on the High Plains, Coast, and along an arc through central Texas following the Balcones Escarpment along which high quality chert and freshwater sources were readily available. The majority of Texas Clovis fluted points were made of Edwards chert from central Texas, with a minority fashioned of Alibates agatized dolomite and Tecovas jasper from the High Plains.

            The survey will now come under the control and curation of staff at the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (TARL) assisted by colleagues from the Prehistory Research Project (PRP) and Gault School of Archaeological Research (GSAR). It is anticipated that the number of Clovis fluted points from Texas will be increased as will the number of counties from where the points were reported. Below you will find links to more information and the form to be used for recording Clovis fluted points.

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Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey - Call for Data

TCFPS - Data Collection Form

TCFPS - Clovis Point Schematic

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Contact Information:

alan.slade@austin.utexas.edu  Tel: (512) 232-4898 (please leave a message)