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These two bone awls were recovered from the Anthony site in Harper County. Awls such as these were usually made from deer bone. They were used to make holes in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacturing. The Anthony site dates to the Bluff Creek complex in the Middle Ceramic period. Bluff Creek people practiced a mixed economy of hunting, gathering, and some horticulture.

Date: 1100-1300 CE

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Bone Awls from the Anthony Site, 14HP1 - 1

Item Number: 473403
Call Number: 14HP1-362
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 473403

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