Bone Awls

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Title

Bone Awls

Subject

Artifacts

Description

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)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

900 - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 804 × 531

Type

Image

Coverage

Henry County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

804 × 531

Files

44HR0003_awls.jpg

Citation

“Bone Awls,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 24, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/464.

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