Drill bit preform

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. They would likely have been set into a handle so that the worker could use them without cutting himself.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/169
Simple Name implement
Full Name drill bit preform
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 Eastern
Production continent North America
Production date Woodland-Mississippian
Production year low 3000BP
Production year high 600BP
Function name tool