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Bone Finishing Needle

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

Description: Bone needle with tapering ends. The needle, found in Wupatki Pueblo, might have been used as a finishing needle in weaving. The piece was found broken and has since been mended.

Dimensions: 14.4 (L) x 0.6 (diameter) cm (5.67 x .24 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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