bone tools and ornaments were recovered.
These consist of an antler scraper, a scribed deer
incisor, a bone bead, a bone point stem, an antler wedge/scraper,
an awl, a flesher and an antler tine.
scraper (EdQa 121-288, surface)
A small portion of an elk antler base has been split
longitudinally and tapered to a flattened end.
max. length: 109.7 mm, max. width 30.5 mm.
tooth (EdQa 121-299) XU3, L7 (35 cm) (Figure 22) A deer incisor
inscribed with 4 parallel lines.
max. length: 36.8 mm. spacing
of inscribed lines ( top to root) 10.7,6.1, 7.2, 7.0 mm.
bead (EdQa 121-293)
6n2w, L3 (10-15 cm) (Figure 21) a polished bone bead
cut from a triangular shaped bird bone. max. length: 7.4
mm, dia. 6.6 mm.
point tang (EdQa 121-294) 6n2w, L3 (10-15 cm) (Figure 21)
This is a polished stem portion of a bone spear or harpoon
point. It has
a round cross section at the basal end and becomes flatter
toward the broken end.
Near the break are small cut marks or grooves that
may have been intended for hafting. max.. length: 32.8
mm, max. width 8.6 mm.
wedge/scraper (EdQa 121-295) surface (Figure 24).
A small portion of an elk antler has been split longitudinally
and shaped into a trapezoid.
The longest straight side has been beveled to create
a cutting, scraping or wedging edge.
max. length: 57.6 mm, max. width 45.7 mm, max. thickness
5.3 mm, length of the cutting edge:
(EdQa 121-296) surface.
This is a distal fibula of a bear (Ursus sp.) which
has been tapered to a polished point. The point has been snapped off.
(EdQa 121-297) (XU3) L8 (40 cm) (Figure 23)
This is lateral section of metatarsal of elk, Cervus
proximal nor distal ends of the bone are present but the deep
groove along the anterior surface is most indicative of Cervus
(Brown and Gustafson 1990:193).
The distal portion of this artifact has been roughly
tapered to form a working edge and there is some polishing
present on the anterior surface.
The lateral cuts are unequal. This artifact was likely
utilized as a hide flesher.
max. length: 200.0 mm; width of working edge 26 mm.
tine (EdQa 121-298) surface (Figure 25).
This is an elk antler tine with the point showing wear
marks and the proximal end cut off with a stone tool.
max. length 135 cm.