Image of Simon Chronology

Because of the accidental uncovering of the Simon Cache, there was no opportunity to collect any material suitable for radiocarbon dating, if it was present in the first place. However, wherever Clovis points are found in datable contexts around North America they date to the same fairly short period around 13,000 years ago. Because of these very consistent ages elsewhere for this very distinctive artifact style, it is logical to assume that the Simon Cache also reflects human presence and activity around 13,000 years ago. That period is near the end of the Ice Age but we know that some of the Ice Age animals, such as mammoth, still roamed the region. It has been argued by many scholars that the primary purpose of the large Clovis point was the successful hunting of these large animals.