Bone Awls and Needle

Dublin Core

Title

Bone Awls and Needle

Subject

Artifacts

Description

Bone artifacts are common finds at Late Woodland sites, if preservation conditions allow them to survive in the soil. These bone tools were found at a site in Greensville County in the southern Piedmont. The awls (left) were used to pierce holes in tough animal hide after it had been tanned and softened. Then a bone needle (right) could be used for the fine work of weaving a sinew or cord through the holes to sew hides together. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

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

Format

.TIF, 420 × 396

Type

Image

Coverage

Greensville County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

420 × 396

Files

44GV0001_bone_needle_&_awl.tif

Citation

“Bone Awls and Needle,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/458.

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