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This image shows the two sides of a bone awl recovered from the hearth of the pit house. The awl, blackened from burning, was broken during excavation, but could be refit, as shown here. Made from the metapodial of an artiodactyl (deer species), the awl measured 105 mm long and was decorated with a series of worn and polished ridges on one edge.

Awls served a variety of purposes and were used prehistorically the manufacture of clothing, baskets, and sandals.
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Anthropology Laboratories, Northern Arizona University
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_BRC6541_awl.jpg
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NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D200
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D200
DateTimeOriginal
2009:10:28 13:51:23
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f/22.0