Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey


The Gault School of Archaeological Research is now partnering with the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory to run the Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey initially started by Dr. David Meltzer in 1985.

Click here to visit the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory's website to submit your data


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 3 rd 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.

How to Get Involved?

Have you found a Clovis point in Texas? Does someone in your family have a collection? Then we would love to hear from you!

The TCFPS is interested in building a statewide (and beyond) database of points found across Texas. These data will then be used to analyze the spread of Clovis across the Texas and conduct scientific analysis. We do not ask for the points themselves, all we require are some measurements and some observations along with some imagery.

Got any questions?

If you have questions that you would like to ask us before submitting, please feel free to reach out to us directly. You can contact the project supervisor Alan Slade atalan.slade@austin.utexas.edu or leave him a message at this number (512) 232-4898