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Self-threaded Yucca Needle

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Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan (Wupatki Pueblo, A.D. 1130 – A.D. 1260)

Description: Self-threaded yucca needle from Wupatki Pueblo. Self-threaded needles were made by leaving the sharp point of the yucca leaf attached to the processed fibers from the larger, fleshier part of the leaf below.

Dimensions: 4.0 cm (L) x 0.2 cm (W) (1.57 x 0.08 in).

Collection: On display at Wupatki National Monument (catalog card).

Author
Dan Boone/Ryan Belnap, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University
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