Clovis hunters lived in North America about eleven thousand five hundred years ago. The name "Clovis" comes from a town in New Mexico. It was there that archaeologists first found one of their hunting sites. We know of them because of the arrow points they made and left behind them. Archaeologists give these peoples such names as Clovis, Folsom, or Woodland. The names are not what they called themselves. Their languages have disappeared. We will never know their real names.

Clovis Point
Photo courtesy of University of South Dakota Archaeology Laboratory