Kimmswick: A Clovis-Mastodon Association in Eastern Missouri

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Science  04 Sep 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4512, pp. 1115-1117
DOI: 10.1126/science.213.4512.1115


Stone tools characteristic of the Clovis culture have been found in direct association with bones of the American mastodon at Kimmswick, Missouri. The vertebrate fauna from Clovis components suggests a deciduous woodland and meadow habitat. Such an environmental reconstruction provides a new perspective for Clovis adaptations and the ecological tolerances of Mammut americanum.