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

Description: This hearth board and wooden fire drill would have been been used together to create fire by friction such as that caused when using a bow drill.

Dimensions: (hearth board) 9.1 cm long (3.58 in); (drill) 6.0 (L) x 1.8 (diameter) cm (2.36 x 0.71 in).

Collection: On display at Wupatki National Monument (catalog cards - hearth, drill).