- Museum number
Side notched borer made of chert.
Length: 7.20 centimetres
Width: 3.10 centimetres
Depth: 0.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- From acquisition "Boone County".
See Christy Correspondence:
Letter A E Douglass, New York/C H Read, 24 Nov 1887 and 'Invoice of Objects, worked in Stone & Shell by American Indians ... sent, in Exchange ... Selected from the Private Collection of A E Douglass Esq. in the Museum of Natural History, New York.
Douglass writes 'The "Drills" or Perforators (also called Awls Reamers and Borers) I send you specimens of the various patterns. They are so rarely found unbroken that this may be called a specially fine assortment.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1887C2.3768 (old CDMS no.)