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Awl
Description: This deer scapula was cut into a triangular shape that tapers to a fine point. The cancellous (interior) portion of the bone is visible on one length of the triangle and at the tip. The bone awl is very pale 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: A0001_000022_001
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Bone implements, Prehistoric;
Places: Awl