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Bone Awl from the Kermit Hayes No. 1 Site, 14RC3 - Page

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This complete bone awl was just one of many bone tools that were recovered during excavation in 1995 at the Kermit Hayes No. 1 site. The artifacts were donated in 2007 to the Kansas Historical Society. The site, atop a ridge in Rice County, was a Great Bend aspect village. It is part of an Archaeological District for the National Registration of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. 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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Bone Awl from the Kermit Hayes No. 1 Site, 14RC3 - 1

Item Number: 447951
Call Number: 14RC3-12-7 2007.E Hayes donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447951

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