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Awls from the Refuse Mound

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

Description: Eight awls from the refuse mound at Atsinna Pueblo.

Back Row: Deer metapodial awl with a modified head (left); bird or rabbit bone awl (center); split deer metapodial awl (right).

Center Row: Bird bone awl (left); bird tarsometatarsus awl missing the tip (center); and a deer metapodial awl (right).

Front Row: Splinter awl with a modified head and missing tip (left); and a metapodial awl with a modified head and missing tip (right).

Dimensions: Back Row: L 6.3, W 2.1 CM (left); L 7.2, W 1.5 CM (center); L 7.0, W 2.0 CM (right); Center Row: L 5.9, DIAM 0.5 (left); L 7.3, W 2.4 CM (center); L 5.2, W 2.0 CM (right); Front Row: L 9.2, W 1.2 CM (left); L 15.5, W 1.7 CM (right).

Provenience: LA 99 (Atsinna Pueblo), Refuse mound, Test 2.

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.

Randy Sullivan, NPS Digital Team Photographer
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