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Six Awls from Room 7

ELMO00001157.jpg Awl and Weaving ToolThumbnailsAwl Made from an Ulna

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

Description: Six awls from Atsinna Pueblo.

Back Row: Polished splinter awl with a beveled head (left); a flat splinter awl with a rounded butt and missing tip (center); and an awl fashioned from an ulna (possibly Lynx rufus) with a modified head and missing tip.

Center Row: Aves (possibly turkey) distal tibiotarsus bone awl with a broken tip and a chisel-like end (left), and an awl fashioned from a metapodial (right).

Front: A small splinter awl.

Dimensions: Back row: L 11.5, W 0.9, T 0.5 CM (left); L 13.2, W 0.9, T 0.6 CM (center); L 9.6, W 1.6, T 0.8 CM (right); Center Row: L 10.5, W 1.3, T 0.4 CM (left); L 5.2, W 1.3, T 1.0 CM (right); Front: L 7.9, W 0.7, T 0.4 CM.

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

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.

Randy Sullivan, NPS Digital Team Photographer
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