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Object ID 12.0524
Object Name Wire
Other Name Wire and gear
Material Copper metal
Description Gear with wire threaded through it and then twisted up. There is a green patina on both parts which indicates they are copper based. The inside of the gear is in the shape of a five pointed star with a circle in the middle.


Dimensions L-16.2 cm
Provenance The Stanford University Archaeologist's Office summer 2012 dig pertained to the history of Searsville Dam and Reservoir and took place at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve on Stanford land in San Mateo County, California. The Dam keeper's house was one of the properties sought and thirty-five test pits were excavated in an area to the west and south of Searsville Dam. This item was from one of the test pits.
Found North America; United States; San Mateo County; Jasper Ridge Preserve
Site Name Dam Keeper
Site # SU-01
Unit DK 19
Level 2
Excavated by Dave Daly, Sammy Amberchan
Collector Laura Jones
Collection Archaeology - Dam Keeper