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These three awls were recovered from the Sharps Creek site in McPherson County, a Great Bend aspect village site that was occupied during the Late Ceramic period. The two awls on the left were recovered during excavation at the site in 1968 by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists. The smaller awl on the right was recovered during excavations at the 1993 Kansas Archeological Training Program. Awls were usually made from deer bone and used as a perforating tool in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacturing.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 440092
Call Number: 14MP408-E.114; 14MP408-E.174; 14MP408-2834-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440092

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