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Name Details:
Named By:  Earnest N. Johnson
Named For:  Type Site
Date Identified:  1940
Type Site:  Stockton Mound, San Joaquin County, California (Philip M. Jones, 1923)
Stockton Corner Notch
Cluster: Stockton Cluster

Commonly Utilized Material:
All examples are made from obsidian

Cultural Period:   
1,300 -500 B.P.
Developmental -
Late Prehistoric
Vandal Minimum to
Little Ice Age

Glacial Period:


Outline is Representative of Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a small to medium triangular corner notch with a flattened to elliptical cross section.  The blade is primarily straight with deep paired serrations along the blade, especially on the lower half of the blade.  The serrations are commonly squared symmetrical and reduce depth as towards the tip.  The shoulders may vary to horizontal to having a slight downward slope.  The stem is expanding with a base that ranges from straight to convex.  This point has a random flaking pattern.    

Size Measurements:
  Total Length - 28 to 65 mm,  Stem Length - 6 to 9 mm,  Blade Width - 12 to 18 mm,  Neck Width - 7 to 14 mm,  Stem Width - 11 to 17 mm,  Thickness - 4 to 6 mm























































Distribution Comments:
This point is primarily found in the Sacramento Delta region and into the San Francisco Bay area.  These points may be found through out central California and into the northern coastal ranges. 


Similar Points:
Desert Delta, Elko, Northern, Rattlesnake, Rose Springs
Related / Associated Points:
Additional Comments:

This variant has a wider distribution than other variants within this cluster (Justice, 2002).


Other points in this Cluster:
Stockton Leaf, Stockton Curve, Stockton Side Notch, Stockton Stemmed
Point Validity:    Valid  Type

Johnson was an anthropologist who studied the archaeology of the Great Basin and California.  This type was named in his publication on the Stockton Mound in California.  This has many professional references.  This is considered a valid type.




















































Age Details:
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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

16, 23, 30
Stockton Corner Notch Projectile Point, Stockton Corner Notch Arrowhead