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 raccoon bones.
Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA
900 - 1600 C.E.
.JPG, 1710 × 1080
Still Image Item Type Metadata
1710 × 1080
“Bone Awls,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed January 23, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/467.