Drill bit fragment

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 may have been meant to be a drill but the tip has snapped off, probably during use.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/151
Simple Name implement
Full Name drill bit fragment
Common Name drill bit fragment
Production country United States of America
Material stone
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production continent North America
Function name tool