University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-388
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Naskapi
Provenience: Southeast Canada
Culture Area: Subarctic (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Bone
Length: 6.8 cm
Width: 2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Bone awl; pointed end is tapered very abruptly so that actual piercing point lasts only about 1 cm. Shape of whole piece is roughly an elongated triangle. Surface of awl is curved (looked at lengthwise, shape is a shallow "U"). Outside surface is smooth and the inside is porous.


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