Drill bit preform

This stone tool comes from North America. It has been bifacially worked, meaning that chips of stone have been knocked off both sides of the piece. This makes tools with strong, sharp edges. This example has been made from stone that has been heated to make it easier to work with.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/144
Simple Name implement
Full Name drill bit preform fragment
Common Name drill bit preform
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