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A modern replica of a bone awl from the archaeology site of Pendleton Ruin of the Pueblo Culture, dating around AD 1150 to the late 1400's.   The Pendleton Ruin site is in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, and was excavated in the 1930s by Kidder/Cosgrove.  The original tool replicated here(artifact # 33-102-10/4585) is currently in the Harvard Peabody Museum.  It was made from the ulna bone of a deer, and was sharpened to serve as an awl, to perferate holes in hide for lacing and sewing jobs.  It measured 5 and a half inches long, and is referred to as a "trigger" type tool, since the index finger fits the socket of the bone. (see video above)  Our replica tool here, was also made in a deer ulna, to the dimensions of the original archaeological tool.  It is not only a faithful replica, but also performs functionally today as a wonderful modern awl for working buckskin lacing.  The trigger hold is easier than most modern awls, and is the preferred tool here today for buckskin lacing.

Ulna Awl/Pueblo-Pendleton Ruin Replica

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