Bone Awls with Antler Point

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Title

Bone Awls with Antler Point

Subject

Artifacts

Description

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 objects are awls, sharp tools that were used to punctuate and incise clay, pierce deer hide, and perforate other materials. They were produced from deer and turkey bones.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

900 - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 996 × 1173

Type

Image

Coverage

Halifax County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

996 × 1173

Files

44HA0065_T.W.Pool,Jr._collection_bone_awl,_antler_point_general.jpg

Citation

“Bone Awls with Antler Point,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/468.

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