Bone Awls, Gouge, and Chisels

Dublin Core

Title

Bone Awls, Gouge, and Chisels

Subject

Artifacts

Description

These bone tools were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. To the left are four awls made from turkey, deer, and waterfowl bones. These sharp tools were used to punctuate and incise clay, to pierce deer hide, and to perforate other materials. To the right are a bone gouge and chisels. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

900 - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 1542 × 964

Type

Image

Coverage

Halifax County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

1542 × 964

Files

44HA0065_John_Wells_bone_awls_excavation.jpg

Citation

“Bone Awls, Gouge, and Chisels,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/469.

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