- The San Jose Phase

The San Jose Phase (5200-3800 BP)

Tony Baker

August 25, 2000

This is the basalt San Jose point the reader just clicked on to move to this page. It is missing the tip of the distal end. It has been resharpened with the extent of the resharpening indicated by the white lines1. If the missing tip was present, it would be close to its original length. Unlike most San Jose points, it is not serrated. The proximal and lateral edges of the stem are ground. The maximum thickness is 8.5 mm. The point has a slight left-hand beveled. Click on the image to see a larger view.


Fragment condition - whole.
Material - petrified wood.
Grinding - lateral and proximal edges.
Maximum thickness - 8.4 mm.
Resharpened with no bevel.
Serrated.


Fragment condition - almost whole.
Material - petrified wood.
Grinding - lightly on lateral and proximal edges.
Maximum thickness - 5.7 mm.
Resharpened with right-hand bevel.
Serrated.


Fragment condition - missing portion of stem.
Material - basalt.
Grinding - lateral and proximal edges.
Maximum thickness - 7.4 mm.
Resharpened with no bevel.
Serrated.


Fragment condition - whole.
Material - quartzite.
Grinding - lateral and proximal edges.
Maximum thickness - 7.3 mm.
Strongly resharpened with left-hand bevel.
Serrated.


Fragment condition - Whole.
Material - unknown.
Grinding - lateral and proximal edges.
Maximum thickness - 7.9 mm.
Resharpened with right-hand bevel.
Serrated.


Fragment condition - proximal fragment.
Material - basalt.
Grinding - lateral and proximal edges.
Maximum thickness - 7.5 mm.
Resharpened with no bevel.
Not serrated.


Fragment condition - whole.
Material - basalt.
Grinding - lateral and proximal edges.
Maximum thickness - 7.0 mm.
Resharpened with not bevel.
Serrated.


Fragment condition - whole.
Material - obsidian.
Grinding - lateral edges.
Maximum thickness - 4.7 mm.
Resharpened with no bevel.
Serrated.


Fragment condition - whole.
Material - opaque obsidian.
Grinding - lateral and proximal edges.
Maximum thickness - 7.7 mm.
Resharpened with right-hand bevel.
Serrated.


Fragment condition - whole.
Material - basalt.
Grinding - lateral and proximal edges.
Maximum thickness - 5.3 mm.
Resharpened with level-hand bevel.
Serrated.

Notice the extent this point is resharpened. It is whole.

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Notes

1 The reader should not interpret the white lines in these images as the end of the lateral edge grinding. They represent the end of the resharpening, which began at the distal end.