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Awl

Object Number:13177
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Period: Late Paleolithic (uncertain)
Jomon (uncertain)
Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made: Late Paleolithic, Japan - Yayoi
Early Date: -30000
Late Date: 250
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Flaked
Chipped
Length: 4.5 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with the Japanese Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description

Awl or Drill (石錐). Rounded body with very long narrow point. Retouched on both sides of point. Brown stone. Awls have been found in sites from the Late Paleolithic to the Yayoi Periods. This example has a particularly long and narrow point.

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