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This bone awl was found in Jewell County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1949. The ulna of a large mammal was sharpened and polished to make the awl. Awls were used as a perforating tool in soft materials, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacture.

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Item Number: 443559
Call Number: 14JW 49.15 Kissinger donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443559

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