Bone Awls

Bone Awls
Exhibit item
Date of discovery: 
1991
Discovered by: 
Christopher Henshilwood
Age: 
About 77,000 years old
Site: 
Blombos Cave, Republic of South Africa

Making clothing

Awls and perforators were probably invented in Africa and carried to colder climates, where they were used to pierce holes in clothing.

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