TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) The public will get the chance to see ancient American artifacts displayed this weekend at the College of Southern Idaho in celebration of their replicas being recovered after being stolen.

CSI announced the Simon Clovis Cache will be on display on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Herrett Center for the Arts and Sciences. Last month, replicas of the artifacts were stolen from their display cases and eventually recovered by law enforcement. The actual points are stored away in a secure area, rarely seen by the general public. According to college:

The cache is made up of points, blades, and bifaces from the Clovis culture, a widespread group of big-game hunters once prevalent throughout North America 11 to 12-thousand years ago. Thirty-two of the original artifacts were donated by the Simon family to the Herrett Center for Arts and Science in 1997. A smaller number of other pieces from the site are held in other museums around the country.

The points were found by Bill Simon, Jr. in 1961 while farming near Fairfield. The tools uncovered became some of the oldest and best preserved lithic artifacts found in Idaho.

Photograph by James W. Henderson
March 14-15, 2000
Simon Clovis Collection
Courtesy Herrett Center For Arts and Science, College of Southern Idaho