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 been used to incise designs onto ceramic vessels. Awls were typically made from the long bones of larger mammals, such as deer. These awls were found at a site in Henry County in the southern Piedmont region. (Photo enhanced)
Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA
900 - 1600 C.E.
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“Bone Awls,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 24, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/464.