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44HA0065_William_Allgood_antler_pick_general.jpg
This artifact was found at a late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. It is a large section of antler that appears to have been used as a pick. The cut-and-pointed short prong shows considerable use wear and polish. (Photo…

44HA0065_John_Wells_bone_fishhooks&_residue_excavation.jpg
These bone fishhooks and fishhook blanks were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County, in the southern Piedmont. The craftsperson would first carve an interior oval-shaped hole in a flat bone, usually a phalanx or long bone, that would become…

44HA0065_John_Wells_bone_artifacts,_deer_toes_excavation.jpg
These bone tools were recovered from a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The sharp short objects at the right are projectile points made of deer phalanges. Bone projectile points were more lightweight and durable than…

44HA0065_John_Wells_bone_awls_excavation.jpg
These bone tools were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. To the left are four awls made from turkey, deer, and waterfowl bones. These sharp tools were used to punctuate and incise clay, to pierce deer hide,…

44HA0065_T.W.Pool,Jr._collection_bone_awl,_antler_point_general.jpg
These bone tools were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The second object from the right is an antler projectile point. Bone projectile points were more lightweight and durable than stone points. The other…

44HA0065_John_Wells_bone_awls_surface.jpg
These bone awls were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. These sharp tools were used to punctuate and incise clay, to pierce deer hide, and to perforate other materials. They were produced from deer, bird, and…

44HR0003_bone_points.jpg
Sharpened bone and antler tips were often hollowed at the base and used as projectile points. These points are from a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. Bone tips may have been advantageous over stone points because they…

44HR0003_bone_artifacts.jpg
These bone artifacts were found at a site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont region. Included are scraping and hideworking tools, like the beamer at the bottom center. A worked mandible, incisor teeth, and phalanx (toe bone) are present, as…

44HR0003_awls.jpg
Awls are one of the most common bone tool types found at Late Woodland sites where the soil allows the preservation of bone. Awls are tapered, sharp pointed tools that were used to pierce and perforate hides and other materials. They also may have…

44HR0003_misc_artifact.tif
These artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont. They include a deer ulna (arm bone) awl (used for piercing, perforating, or incising hide or other material), other long bone tools, animal incisor teeth…
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