Bone Beamer

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Title

Bone Beamer

Subject

Artifacts

Description

This bone beamer was found at a Late Woodland site in Montgomery County in southwestern Virginia. Beamers were made by cutting a groove into a long bone to produce two sharp, parallel edges. The tool was then used to scrape flesh and fat off of animal hides while they were spread over a rounded surface, such as a log or a hideworker’s thigh.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

500 B.C.E. - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 1280 × 960

Type

Image

Coverage

Montgomery County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

1280 × 960

Files

44MY0003_Beamer.jpg

Citation

“Bone Beamer,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 3, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/500.

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