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Awl and Weaving Tool

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Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan, Atsinna Pueblo (A.D. 1275 – mid-1300s)

Description: Awl (front) and awl/weaving tool (back) from Atsinna Pueblo. The awl was fashioned from an Aves radius. Both the head and tip are broken, and the shaft is slightly polished. The awl/weaving tool was fashioned from a polished metapodial with a smoothed, dull tip. One surface bears score marks and fine transverse striations. This tool is interpreted as a grooved weaving tool.

Dimensions: L 12.0, W 0.6, T 0.6 CM (front); L 14.0, W 1.5, T 1.2 CM (back).

Provenience: LA 99 (Atsinna Pueblo), RM 7, Upper fill.

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.

Randy Sullivan, NPS Digital Team Photographer
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