Bone Beamer

Geolocation

Title

Bone Beamer

Description

This bone beamer was found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County in southwestern Virginia. Beamers were made by cutting a groove into a long bone to produce two sharp, parallel edges. The tool was then used to scrape flesh and fat off of animal hides while they were spread over a rounded surface, such as a log or a hideworker’s thigh.

Date Created

500 B.C.E. - 1600 C.E.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

1280 × 960

Coverage

Montgomery County