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Hearth Board

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

Description: This hearth board from Wupatki Pueblo would have served as the base of a fire making kit that using heat from friction (such as that created by a bow drill) to light tinder.

Dimensions: 9.1 cm long (3.58 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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