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Close View of Bone Sewing Needle

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

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

Description: Close-up view of the bone sewing needle and yucca thread shown in the previous slide. Note the scratches in the eye of the needle from the drill used to bore the hole and the abrasions along the bottom margin of the needle resulting from smoothing/shaping of the bone.

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