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Awl
Description: This section of a deer ulna was cut and sharpened to a point to be used as an awl. The tapered end of the awl curves outward slightly. The bone is yellow and yellowish brown in color and 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_000051_001
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Bone implements, Prehistoric;
Places: Awl