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Four Awls from Room 8

ELMO00001159.jpg Awl Made from an UlnaThumbnailsUlna Awls from Room 8

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

Description: Four awls from Room 8 of Atsinna Pueblo, including a large awl fashioned from a metapodial with a trimmed head, polish along the shaft, and a broken tip (front); a well-polished ans smoothed metapodial awl with a modified head and broken tip (front-center); a bird bone (turkey?) awl with an abraded head, polished shaft, and broken tip (back-center); and a broken splinter awl with a slight bevel at one end and a broken tip (back).

Dimensions: L 23.3, W 1.7, T 1.3 CM (front); L 10.9, W 1.2, T 0.7 CM (front-center); L 8.7 W 2.3, T 1.6 CM (back-center); L 4.9, W 0.7, T 0.5 CM (back).

Provenience: LA 99 (Atsinna Pueblo), RM 8, Lower fill.

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.

Randy Sullivan, NPS Digital Team Photographer
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