Type:  Modern Art, Tim Dillard

Location: Illinois



MoST ID: 2190

Pedestal Link: https://une.pedestal3d.com/r/qNAqYl8p8V

Model Author:  Jeff Painter

This replica Clovis point was made from Burlington chert by flintknapper Tim Dillard in ca. 2002.


The model is one of Dillard’s Clovis point replicas, made from Burlington chert.  Refer to this model for a similar point from the archaeological record of North Carolina.

The replica is held in the Michigan State University Museum, Archaeology Teaching Collection, catalogue no. 2002:226.6.

Tim Dillard is a contemporary flintknapper based in Illinois who learned the art when he was about 12 years old.  He is experienced at making a diverse array of bifacial stone tools from the North American archaeological record, using a variety of techniques and methods.  Rather than relying on copper, he uses exclusively ‘traditional’ tools such as hammerstones, antler percussion flakers (called ‘billets’), and antler pressure flakers.  Dillard is the principal instructor at the Center for American Archeology’s week-long Flintknapping Workshop, in Kampsville, Illinois.  A recent review concluded that this workshop is the best venue available for receiving instruction in all-traditional methods and techniques for making North American-style bifacial tools.