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I'm creating these pages as a way to catalogue my collection and learn about point typology.  It's also the place where I'll be recording the notes I take while doing research on ancient America.  These points are not for sale though I am occasionally interested in purchasing old collections especially if they are personal finds. Personal recollections about the finding of the artifacts are definitely of interest to me. Many times the story is more interesting than the point itself.

Rob Horne

Historic Points
Pre-Columbian to modern times
Mississippian Points
400 B.P. to 1300 B.P.
Woodland Points
1300 B.P. to  3,000 B.P.
Late Archaic Points
3,000 B.P. to 5,000 B.P.
Mid Archaic Points
5,000 to 6,500 B.P.
Early Archaic Points
6,500 to 9,000 B.P.
Paleo Points
9,000 B.P. to 11,500 B.P.
Stone Tools - Celts, Net weights, Axes, Banner Stones
Dalton's Pendants & Gorgets
Ex-Stagecoach Lane Collection Ex-Stangland Collection Ex-Lillian Martel Collection Point Notes
 
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Historic Points
Pre-Columbian to modern times

Anasazi/Hohokam Point
From the Sonora Desert
L 2.51" W .90"

Anasazi, Ancient Pueblo People or Ancestral Puebloans were a prehistoric Native American culture centered on the present-day Four Corners area of the Southwest United States, noted for their distinctive pottery and dwelling construction styles. Archaeologists still debate when a distinct culture emerged, but the current consensus, based on terminology defined by the Pecos Classification, suggests their emergence around 1200 BC, during the Basketmaker II Era.
The term Hohokam, borrowed from the Akimel O'odham, is used to define an archaeological culture that existed from the beginning of the current era to about the middle of the 15th century AD. As an abstract construct this culture was centered on the middle Gila River and lower Salt River drainages, in what is known as the Phoenix basin.

While the names Anasazi/Hohokam sell better on Ebay, I would be more likely to label this a
San Pedro
or variant of some sort.
Overstreet 10 p.877.


Actually I don't see any listed for this area that closely resemble this point.

Borax Lake ? (Not likely)
Early Archaic, 8000 - 5000 B.P.

L 1.21" W .61"
Obsidian


Provenance: Found as a surface find by Catherine Horne of Descanso. Off highway 395 north of Mono Lake.

Note:
This corner notched head has a small piece from one of the barbs missing

Grinding base reduction? Beveled

N. California into S. Oregon and occasionally into W. Nevada. This type has an elongated, triangular blade when pristine with a wide, approximately square stem. Stem sides are often ground. Bases are straight to slightly convex. - Overstreet 10 p. 975

 

Buck Taylor
Classical to Historic Phase, 600 - 200 B.P.
L 3/4" W 1/2"

A small triangular, tri notched arrow point including a deep basil notch. Part of the Pueblo Side Notched cluster. - Overstreet 10 p. 824

Reportedly found in Arizona

 

Point Type: Canali˝o Triangular Arrow Point

Length: 3/4 inch

Age: 200 to 800 years old

Material: Felsite

Provenance: Found as a surface find during the summer of 2008 on private land north of Descanso, California by Rob Horne of Descanso.

Note: The tip of this point is missing. In its original, undamaged state, it was probably 35 to 40% longer than seen above, placing it at over one inch in length when made by the aboriginal.


Collection of: Rob Horne

Information and photo below provided by Steve Stangland
of AACA

Although probably not as elongated as this arrowpoint, the point seen on the left, in its original form, would have looked similar to this complete Canalino point.

Kumeyaay Indians - Our valley was the site of their seasonal campsites during the hot summer months as they would travel from the eastern desert to collect acorns and avoid raiding parties from the Yuma area Indians.

Most sources say that the Kumeyaay territory extended south to Baja California and east to the Imperial Valley.

Point Type: Canali˝o Arrow Point
L .93" W .40"
Age: 200 to 800 years old
Material: Felsite, chert

Provenance: Found as a surface find 1999 on private land north of Descanso, California by Rob Horne of Descanso.

A small size, thin, triangular arrow point with a shallow to deep concave base. Some are serrated. Also known as Coastal Cottonwood. - Overstreet 10 p. 978

 

Cottonwood Leaf
Desert Traditions Classic/Historic Phases 700 - 200 B.P.
L 2"  W 3/4"

Overstreet 10 p. 832 - Arizona and westward into California and Nevada. A small, thin, leaf shaped arrow point that resembles a long tear-drop. The base is rounded.

This point was reportedly found in Arizona

Cottonwood Leaf
Desert Traditions Classic/Historic Phases 700 - 200 B.P.
L 2" W 3/4"

Overstreet 10 p. 832 - Arizona and westward into California and Nevada. A small, thin, leaf shaped arrow point that resembles a long tear-drop. The base is rounded.

This point was reportedly found in Arizona

Cottonwood Triangle
Desert Traditions Classic/Historic Phases 700 - 200 B.P.
L 1 1/4" W 9/16" Arizona

Overstreet 10 p. 832 - Arizona and westward into California and Nevada. A small thin triangular arrow point with a straight to slightly convex basal edge.

This point was reportedly found in Arizona

Cottonwood Triangle - Possible exhausted Canali˝o
Desert Traditions Classic/Historic Phases 700 - 200 B.P.
L .95" W .71"

Arizona and westward into California and Nevada. A small thin triangular arrow point with a straight to slightly convex basal edge.

Point Type: Unifaced Triangular Arrow Point

Provenance: Found as a surface find November 2008 on private land north of Descanso, California by Rob Horne of Descanso.

Overstreet 10 p. 832

Desert Side Notch, Sierra Side Notch ?
Unknown Origins
L 1.14" x  W .6"

Desert Sierra Side Notched
Classic to Historic, 700 - 200 B.P.
L .91" W .48

Desert Sierra point from an old collection found in the 1950's.
Chert - A Great Basin point. No earlier than 1100 to 1200 A.D. to historic and modern age.

Great Basin Westward. A small size, thin triangular side and basal notched arrow point with distinctive basal pointed barbs and basal notch. - Overstreet 10 p. 1011

   

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