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Object ID 1978.55.2
Object Name Point, Projectile
Description Forty-one artifacts consisting of 38 lithic tools, which are mostly projectile points, five awls (drills or leather punch tools), and one scraper, made from crypto-crystalline silicate (CCS or chert) or agate, unknown stone material, and three from obsidian; one bone/antler tool; and two half-circular shell or claw ornaments; arranged and glued to a styrofoam backing in a glass-covered, pale-blue painted, wooden framed hanging display.
Information on the stapled cardboard backing states in pencil: "Delmar L. Smith, 1954 Scenic Ave, Central Point, Ore." In fine red tip pen: "Roy" a circled "P" or "D" and "1/85." Eye hooks and hanging wire show that frame hung horizontally.

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Format below: Shape and style of tool, lithic color and material, dimensions, attributes. Numbered in rows from upper left corner to lower right corner.
(1) Stemless point, unknown black stone material, possible chert or basalt, 3.5 cm. (ml tip to center of base) 4.8 cm. (ml tip to base side) x 3.2 cm. (mw at base), with very concave base and with slightly irregular convex edges.
(2) Stemless point, unknown green/brown stone material with reddish points, 2.7 cm (ml) x 2.2 cm. (mw at base), with concave base and somewhat straight edges.
(3) Side-notched point, unknown gray stone material (with unwashed earth still on surfaces), 3.3 cm (ml) x 1.4 cm. (mw), with slightly convex edges.
(4) Basal-notched point, unknown dark-red stone material possibly agate, 2.2 cm. (ml) x 1.2 cm (mw), with one short barb slightly longer than contracting stem.
(5) Elongated Gunther-barbed point, unknown tan/brown stone material with reddish spots, 3.6 cm. (ml tip to stem base) or 4.3 cm. (ml to end of long barb) x 1.5 cm. (mw), with serrated edges, one 1 cm. long barb, and one short, damaged barb.
(6) Stemmed point with serrated edges, dark-red jasper CCS, 2.4 cm. (ml) x 1.1 cm. (mw), with contracting or damaged stem.
(7) Foliate point, unknown tan stone material, 3.4 cm. (ml) x 1.3 cm. (mw), widest 1/3 from base.
(8) Coquille point (or possible foliate with straight edges, diamond-like shape), dark-red jasper CCS, 2.8 cm. (ml) x 1.5 cm. (mw).
(9) Drill, punch, or awl, possibly dark-red jasper CCS, 4.3 cm. (ml) x 2.0 cm. (mw), with unstylized, rough, handle.
(10) Drill, punch, or awl, white quartz-like, veined with gray stone material, 3.4 cm. (ml) x 2.5 cm. (mw), with unstylized, rough, handle.
(11) Drill, punch, or awl, possibly dark-red jasper CCS, 2.7 cm. (ml) x 1.3 cm. (mw), with flat (possibly fractured) base on handle.
(12) Basal-notched point, dark-red jasper CCS, 1.8 cm. (ml) x 1.1 cm. (mw), barbs same length as contracting stem.
(13) Modified basal-notched point arranged on side, dark-red jasper CCS, 2.3 cm. (ml) or 3.0 cm. (ml to end of one long barb) x 1.5 cm. (mw), tip of point is on the right, damaged right barb is basal-notched to create short barb, for better hafting to shaft of arrow.
(14) Corner-notched point, obsidian, 5.8 cm. (ml) x 2.5 cm. (mw), with convex edges, expanding stem with slightly concave base.
(15) Small contracting stemmed point, obsidian, 1.9 cm. (ml) x 1.0 cm. (mw), with serrated edges.
(16) Drill, punch, or awl, possibly brown CCS with tint of dark-red jasper, 2.6 cm. (ml) x 1.2 cm. (mw), with flat (possibly fractured or primary edge) base on handle.
(17) Modified stemless point or unfinished preform, possibly brown and dark-red jasper CCS, 2.2 cm. (ml) x 1.8 cm. (mw), with tip of point on its side to the right, left edge is slightly convex and right edge is straight.
(18) Lanceolate point with contracting stem, unknown light gray stone material with brown and darker streaks, 6.3 cm. (ml) x 2.0 cm. (mw), with slightly rounded base.
(19) Parallel-stemmed triangular point, unknown rough marbled light brown stone material, 2.4 cm. (ml) x 1.2 cm. (mw), corner notched, hints of serration on right edge.
(20) Parallel and long stemmed, triangular point, dark-red jasper CCS, 2.0 cm. (ml) x 1.5 cm. (mw), left barb is longer than right.
(21) Small contracting stemmed triangular point, dark-red jasper CCS, 1.6 cm. (ml) x 1.2 cm. (mw).
(22) Tube-like, half-circular shell or claw, possibly used for decoration, necklace piece, white at hollow end and orange on outer side of closed or solid end; 3.5 cm. diameter from outer edges. There's a cut mark in piece on the left.
(23) Basal-notched point, unknown gray stone material (possible CCS), 1.4 cm. (ml) x 1.5 cm. (mw).
(24) Tube-like, half-circular shell or claw, possibly used for decoration, necklace piece, white at hollow end and orange on outer side of closed or solid end, 3.5 cm. diameter from outer edges.
(25) Basal-notched point, unknown dark-red stone material possibly agate or jasper CCS, 1.8 cm. (ml) x 1.1 cm (mw).
(26) Parallel stemmed, triangular point, dark-red jasper CCS, 1.5 cm. (ml) x 1.2 cm. (mw), with flat base.
(27) Basal-notched point, unknown dark-red stone material possibly agate or jasper CCS, 2.3 cm. (ml) x 1.4 cm (mw).
(28) Scraper, probable amber and cream-colored agate, 7.3 cm. (ml) x 2.4 cm. (mw).
(29) Possible point of deer antler used as tool for pressure flaking in lithic tool production process or as leather punch, 7.2 cm. (ml) x 1.0 cm. (mw).
(30) Drill, punch, or awl, possibly basalt or black CCS, 2.7 cm. (ml) x 1.7 cm. (mw), with contracting-stem looking handle.
(31) Parallel and long stemmed, triangular point, dark-red jasper CCS, 2.7 cm. (ml) x 1.3 cm. (mw), left barb is longer than right, with serrated edges.
(32) Basal-notched point, unknown gray stone material with light streaking, 1.8 cm. (ml) x 1.0 cm (mw), straight edges.
(33) Laceolate foliate point, probable dark-red jasper CCS, 5.0 cm. (ml) x 0.9 cm. (mw near base).
(34) Small point with contracting stem, unknown black stone material, possibly basalt, 1.8 cm. (ml) x 0.8 cm. (mw).
(35) Side-notched point, obsidian, 2.6 cm. (ml) x 1.1 cm. (mw), with convex edges, expanding stem with slightly convex base.
(36) Point fragment, possible damaged tip or long barb, unknown brown stone material, 2.5 cm. (ml) x 1.0 cm. (mw).
(37) Bifacial Stemless point, unknown green/brown stone material with red and orange spots, 3.3 cm (ml to center of base) or 4.2 cm. (ml from tip to end of barb) x 2.7 cm. (mw), with concave uneven base.
(38) Parallel stemmed, triangular point, white agate or CCS, 2.5 cm. (ml) x 1.5 cm. (mw).
(39) Damaged stemless point, possibly brown and dark-red jasper CCS, 3.0 cm. (ml) x 1.2 cm. (mw), with tip of point on its side, pointing to the left, left barb and side broken off of concave base, appears to be bifacially worked.
(40) Side-notched point, pale white/orange agate, 2.8 cm. (ml) x 1.3 cm. (mw), with flat base on expanding stem.
(41) Stemless point, unknown black stone material, 3.0 cm (ml) x 2.4 cm. (mw at base), with concave base and irregular edges.
Accession number 1978.55
Collection Native American Collection