worked bone

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Worked Bone

During Neolithic times (before the use of metal) bone was an important raw material for making a variety of useful things.

Zooarchaeologist Nerissa Russell says: "There is a fair amount of worked bone from the site. That's one thing I've done a good deal of work on, and as with most Neolithic sites that I've looked at, certainly most of the bone tools are what I call bone points that would have been used as awls and needles. We also have ornaments like rings and pendants; we have tools that would have been used for scraping various things, possibly tools used in making pottery, and some antler artifacts used for making stone tools."

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