Bone Weaving Tools and Projectile Points

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Title

Bone Weaving Tools and Projectile Points

Subject

Artifacts

Description

These bone tools were recovered from a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. The sharp short objects at the right are projectile points made of deer phalanges. Bone projectile points were more lightweight and durable than stone points. The other objects were labeled “problematical” because archaeologists aren’t completely sure of their function. They have been split, then rounded and smoothed at one end. Archaeologists suspect they may have been weaving tools, or fishhooks in the early stages of production. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

900 - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 1356 × 1062

Type

Image

Coverage

Halifax County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

1356 × 1062

Files

44HA0065_John_Wells_bone_artifacts,_deer_toes_excavation.jpg

Citation

“Bone Weaving Tools and Projectile Points,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 24, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/470.

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