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Rib Bone Scraper

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

Description: Deer rib section used as a scraper. One end angle is cut for 4.5 cm, the tip is broken, and the rib cracked (the cotton string serves to hold the bone together). Fine striae are present perpendicular to the edge.
Dimensions: L 7.0, W 2.3 CM

Provenience: LA 99 (Atsinna Pueblo), MAIN PLAZA, TEST 1, 34.65-38.25 M, 50-100 CM.

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.

Randy Sullivan, NPS Digital Team Photographer
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