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These bone awls and needle were recovered from the Booth archeological site in Comanche County during the Kansas Archeology Training Program field school in 1989. Awls such as these are usually made from deer bone. Needles typically were made from bone splinters, then sharpened and polished. Awls and needles were used to make holes in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacturing and applying tattoos. The Booth site has evidence of multiple or long term occupations that are part of the Wilmore complex (1000 - 1500 CE) in western Kansas.

Date: 1400-1499 CE

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Bone Tools from the Booth Site, 14CM406 - 1

Item Number: 510102
Call Number: 14CM406
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 510102

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