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Awl
Description: This animal bone, possibly from a turkey, tapers to a point at one end. The bone has been partially hollowed out to be used as an awl and is pale brown and very dark grayish brown in color. This piece comes from the Late Prehistoric Period. Several distinctive Late Prehistoric cultures are recognized in different parts of Ohio: Fort Ancient in southern and central Ohio; Sandusky in northwestern Ohio; Whittlesey in northeastern Ohio; and Monongehela in eastern Ohio. These Late Prehistoric groups fished, farmed, and collected wild plant foods throughout Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A1929_000058_001
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Bone implements, Prehistoric;
Places: Awl