From: Japan | Honshu | Asamushi

Curatorial Section: Asian

Object Number 57-5-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Paleolithic | Japanese
Provenience Japan | Honshu | Asamushi
Locus Dug from occupation level on site (in an exposed bank)
Period Paleolithic
Date Made Paleolithic, Japan
Section Asian
Materials Stone
Technique Flaked

Stone tool point. Ovate point. Grey stone with white patina. Retouched along end and one edge of upper surface. Lower surface trimmed by battering technique. 57-5-1 is typical of the types of points found at Late Paleolithic sites. It bears similarities in type to examples as illustrated in Pearson's Ancient Japan and the flake points with retouched bases as described in Takeru Akazawa and others in "The Japanese Paleolithic: A Techno-typological Study."

Credit Line Gift of Carleton S. Coon, 1957
Other Number None - Field No SF

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