Awl

Description
This Mesolithic tool was discovered at Westward Ho! in Devon and is a very rare survival. The shaped bone tool was an awl, used to make holes in materials such as wood or leather.
Accession Loan No.
42/2003/2U
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
awl
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
pointed fragment; probably an awl
Dimensions
whole length 85 mm; whole width 15 mm; whole TH 7 mm
Period Classification
Mesolithic (10000-4000 BC)
Family Group

Material
bone (animal)
Collection Site Name
Westward Ho!
Collection Town
Westward Ho!
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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