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Description
Register description: Awl - bone. This cream coloured bone awl is made from the middle section of a bone from animal, possibly a metatarsal from a domestic mamalian animal. Both ends have been worked to u-shaped points, with one end highly polished following use.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY
Production place
Measurements
L48mm x W11mm x D6mm
Media/Materials description
Bone
Signature/Marks
J90
History and use
Bone awls are tools which have been created from a wide range of animal bones. They take a variety of forms and were used for many purposes, inlcuding working soft materials like hides or fabric and baskery. Polish from wear may appear at the point from contact with material and along the shaft from handling.
Registration number
E8047

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