Artifact of the Week 3/7/2011

LA3324.24177: Modified bone.

This bone tool was was discovered by F. E. Green in 1963 during the Blackwater Draw North Bank excavations.  This tool is made from a portion of bison scapula or shoulder blade.  The scapula is used for making numerous tools but may be most recognizable on the Great Plains in the form of a scapula hoe used for gardening.

To learn more about scapula hoes and many other bone tools, visit Bone Tools.

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