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And profit is the father. But, this is the issue with the idea that the Clovis point originated for the purpose of hunting the giant mammals that were already being successfully hunted. If we were to consider that they were invented for the purpose of defense in answer to some of the fiercest predators that ever existed things begin to take shape. From the reverence with which they were held to the fact that those ritually broken and burned in pits differed from the smaller streamlined versions used for hunting. If you consider a fire sharpened spear pointed at the face of a 600-700 lb. cat, it would simply be batted aside before it lunges. Pulling back a bloody stump may delay the lunge. There are several predators which there would have been little to no defense other than out running other people, depending on the size of the pack of course. We must apply a certain amount of logic and reasoning along with the evidence we gather. In an attempt to make a study of life in the Paleo world which has little resemblance to our own we must shed all modern concepts and assumptions in order to emerse ourselves completely in that world to gain real understanding. And what would bovine, citified, Ivy League speculation know about that?...says the redneck.