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These two bone awls were excavated between 1936 to 1940 at the Whiteford/Price Archeological site, a Middle Ceramic Period village in Saline County. The site was occupied by people ancestral to the Pawnee tribe. The artifacts were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. Awls such as these are usually made of deer bone. They were used to make holes in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacture.

Date: 1000-1500 CE

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Item Number: 313520
Call Number: 14SA1 71.138.1666 & 71.138.1667
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313520

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