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Drill Point


2 19/32 x 11/16 x 9/32 in. (6.6 x 1.7 x 0.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 70.31.144
Other Number(s): 22821 (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Number)
Geography: North and Central America, United States, Mississippi, Natchez
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Arts and Crafts Tools
Culture/Nationality: Native American
Collection: William S. Vaux Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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  • drills - Large machines or hand tools used for making holes in a variety of materials. Drills typically have fluted or spiral shanks.
  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • pointed - Having a form or outline delimited on at least one end by two intersecting lines, that is, tapering to or ending in a point or apex.
  • Southeastern Native American styles - Styles belonging to Southeastern Native American cultures.
  • stone - General term for rock that has been cut, shaped, crushed, or otherwise formed for use in construction or other purposes. Includes the specific archaeological and anthropological sense of individual stones which may be decorated or ornamented and which may be used in ritual contexts. These are usually not carved or dressed, and so differ from sculptures made from stone.
  • tools - Objects, especially those hand-held, for performing or facilitating mechanical operations.

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