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These twelve bone awls were recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village site, was occupied by the protohistoric Wichita. Awls such as these are usually made from deer bone. One awl is indeed made from the left ulna of a deer. They were used to make holes in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacturing.

Date: 1500 CE-1650

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Item Number: 313992
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313992

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