Paleoindian Period

The Ice Ages ended during the Paleoindian  Period, and megafauna such as mammoths and mastodons were becoming extinct. Humans migrated into the Americas, with some creating chipped stone tools that had a distinctive flake, or flute, along one or both sides. Some of these fluted points were used to hunt megafauna, although recent research shows they were also multi-functional knives in some instances.

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