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. This example has been made using stone that has been heated to make it easier to work with.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/143
Simple Name implement
Full Name drill bit
Common Name drill bit
Production country United States of America
Material chert (heat-treated)
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
Production year low 4500BP
Production year high 3500BP
Function name tool