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 has been broken probably during use.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/158
Simple Name implement
Full Name drill fragment
Common Name drill bit fragment
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 East USA
Production continent North America
Function name tool