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This bone awl was recovered from excavations during the 1978 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Tobias site in Rice County. The Tobias site is a Late Ceramic period proto Wichita village site that had dense artifact deposits (including chain mail), house remains and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 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: 1400 CE-1600

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Item Number: 442721
Call Number: 14RC8-6968 Feature 2289
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442721

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