Drill bit

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 54/1948/157
Simple Name implement
Full Name drill point with broken end
Common Name drill bit
Production country United States of America
Material chert (Edwards Plateau)
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-Woodland
Production year low 4500BP
Production year high 2000BP
Function name tool