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Name of Object:

Bone awls

Location:

Amman, Jordan

Holding Museum:

The Jordan Museum

Date:

5000-10200 BCE

Type of object:

Bone awls

Museum Inventory Number:

JMA 3000

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Bone

Dimensions:

L: 6cm

Period / Dynasty:

Neolithic

Description:

Bone awls made of animal bones, were polished to use for weaving. These implements were also used for piercing and sewing leather.

Current Owner:

Department of Antiquities

How date and origin were established:

The excavation team in Dayer 'Alla dated this tool based on the pottery found in the near vicinity.

How Object was obtained:

Loan

Citation of this web page:

Najd Sweidan "Bone awls"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2019. http://carpets.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;jo;Mus31_B;15;en

Prepared by: Najd Sweidan
Copyedited by: Lisa Kelman

MWNF Working Number: JO1_015


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