People of the Waters - Paleoindian
OPM #:
L268-162
Object Name:
Drill
Description:
T drill; Late Paleo to Middle Archaic.
Comments:
How do you drill a hole in a stone, a piece of wood, bone, or an antler? Simple - you make a stone drill!

Stone drills look like a long, skinny arrow or spear point. They were tied to a wooden shaft. The shaft was then rotated back and forth using a simple bow drill. This was highly effective and created a nice circular hole. When a large hole was needed, such as for a pipe, a hole could be enlarged by using a larger size point. You will see many artifacts with holes in the exhibit.
Found:
Winnebago County, WI
Collector:
Koehn, Charles
Material:
Stone
Culture/Period:
Paleoindian, Late
Archaic, Early
Archaic, Middle
Dimensions:
W-1.9 L-5.3 D-0.6 cm
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