Drill bit

This stone drill comes from North America. Drills like this were a common tool type as they could be used for many different tasks, for example in woodworking or leather working. It would likely have been set into a handle so that the worker could use it without cutting themself.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/142
Simple Name implement
Full Name drill bit
Common Name drill bit
Production country United States of America
Material chert
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county Southeast USA
Production continent North America
Production date Late Archaic-Late Woodland
Production year low 4000BP
Production year high 1000BP
Function name tool