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Bone Tools & Weapons (Functional) Page 1

This page contains Native American Indian Tools and Weapons made from animal bones. It includes such items as Harpoons, Bone Arrowheads, Wedges, Awls, Pressure flaking tools, Sewing needles as well as other "functional" bone tools; For "Ornamental" Bone, Shell and decorative Stone items, please see our Bone & Shell pages.
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Item: Type: Assorted Bone Tools Collection Provenance: Price
WVBT1 An EXCEPTIONAL collection of Bone and Antler Tools consisting of Found by Virgil Devine at the Decker site in 1963 1,200.00
Wedges, Awls and what appears to be a Digging Stick Handle or Bit. near Warren, Oregon on the Columbia River.
A GREAT offering, Frame included.
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Item: Type: Bone Awl Set Provenance: Price
WVBT2 A nice set of 3 Bone Awls in better than average condition Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 85.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Awl Set Provenance: Price
WVBT3 A nice set of 3 Bone Awls in better than average condition Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 85.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Awl Set Provenance: Price
WVBT4 A nice set of 3 Bone Awls in better than average condition Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 80.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Large Bone Awls Provenance: Price
WVBT5 An interesting pair of somewhat crude Bone L-shaped Awls Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 250.00
which are quite large for the artifact type (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Hairpin & Gaming Pieces Provenance: Price
WVBT6 A nice little set consisting of 4 polished Bone Hairpins Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 300.00
and 2 small "patterned" Gaming pieces. (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Awl with Ancient Cordage Provenance: Price
WVBT7 A Very RARE delicate, highly polished Bone Awl which has ancient cordage Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 275.00
attached to it's distal end. A highly unusual and desirable artifact (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Awls Provenance: Price
WVBT8 A nice set of 3 larger than average Bone Awls, one of which Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 100.00
has 16 scored "tally marks"... for what reason, I haven't a clue (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Awls Provenance: Price
WVBT9 A nice set of 3 Bone Awls, one having score marks presumably for attaching cordage Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 100.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Awls Provenance: Price
WVBT10 A nice set of 3 well-formed Bone Awls Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 100.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Elk Horn Dagger Provenance: Price
WVBT11 A highly unusual socketed Elk Horn Dagger broken into Found by Ben Kirkland in 1962 along the Southern Oregon 225.00
3 pieces and glued back together (mostly at the tip) Coast at the Chetlessenten: an Athapasskan Village site
commonly called the Pistol River Site in Curry County, Oregon
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Item: Type: Elk Horn Wedge Provenance: Price
WVBT12 A very large, nicely shaped Elk Horn Wedge in excellent condition. Found on the Columbia River in Oregon (NFI) 300.00
  Ex: Tusk Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Awl Provenance: Price
WVBT13 An interesting L-shaped Bone Awl in good condition Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 65.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Small Bone Awl Provenance: Price
WVBT15 A heavily patinated Small Bone Awl which almost looks like a "Bent Nail" Found in Butte & Rock Creek, Oregon 40.00
  (1961-62) Ex: John Jackson Collection
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Item: Type: Bone Tool Collection Provenance: Price
BEBT1 A GREAT collection of assorted Bone Tools in good condition Recovered by Carrol Howe 250.00
from a famous collector/collection and site on Nightfire Island on the lower
Klamath Lake in Northeastern California

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Item: Type: Petrified Bone Handle Provenance: Price
RPBT9 A very old and dark, river stained petrified Bone Handle which was probably Recovered from the Arkansas River 185.00
the handle for an Adz or Hafted Scraper, judging from it's angle. Certainly a below Kerr Dam, OK
well used item in very good condition. Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Bone Dagger Handle Provenance: Price
RPBT10 A very aged, river polished Bone Dagger Handle which appears Recovered from the Arkansas River below Kerr Dam, OK 120.00
to be "all there" as it was anciently made and used. Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Bone Knapping Tool Kit Provenance: Price
RPBT11 A very interesting set of 5 Bone Knapping Tools consisting of 2 blunted Recovered from the Arkansas River 100.00
pressure flakers, 2 awl-shaped pressure flakers and 1 hollow "sleeve" into below Kerr Dam, OK
which the pressure flaking tools were inserted. Quite an unusual set Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Bone Tool Set Provenance: Price
RPBT12 An interesting deer bone and antler set of 2 knapping tools and Found all together by Greg Perino on a Gravel bar in 175.00
one long bone beamer. These are all in superior condition the Red River, OK in association with Gary Points
Era: Late Archaic to Early Woodland Period - 1,000 to 3,200 years old Ex: Greg Perino

 

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Item: Type: Bone Awl Provenance: Price
RPBT4 A very nicely formed, medium-sized Recovered from the Pit 75.00
  polished bone awl in excellent condition. River in Northeastern CA  
    Ex: Greg Perino  
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Item: Type: RARE Bone Punch Set (Compound Awl) Provenance: Price
RPBT5 An EXTREMELY RARE compound bone punch/awl set in Recovered from 300.00
  absolutely perfect condition. This is the first one of it's kind that Gila Co., AZ  
  we've handled, as a set, that is. Ex: Greg Perino  
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Item: Type: Bone Nodena Spike Points (Arrowheads) Provenance:
RPBT6 Two small polished bone Arrowheads, priced separately. Both recovered from
  Published in Perino Vol. 1, pg. 273 Crittenden Co., AR at
  A - 85.00 5/3 ON-HOLD bw the Barton Rand Site
  B - 50.00 5/3 ON-HOLD bw Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Bone Awls Provenance:
RPBT7 Two nicely polished bone awls priced separately. Both recovered from a cave
  Each in perfect condition. in Tecolote, New Mexico
  A - 75.00  
  B - 65.00 Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Bone Awl Provenance: Price
RPBT8 A very nice polished bone awl, preserved Recovered from a cave 125.00
  in perfect condition as a cave find. in Tecolote, New Mexico  
    Ex: Greg Perino  

Item: Type: Provenance:
MHBT1570 A nice assortment of polished bone tools and ornamental pieces: All recovered from
  PLEASE specify the item number AND the letter designator when ordering an ancient site near
  A - A nicely polished birdbone ornamental tube. Many of these were hair San Jose, CA
  ornaments. - 40.00 Ex: Michael Hough
  B - A very RARE Baculum (Penile bone, most likely from a Bear) bone  
  pressure flaking tool - 120.00  
  C - A highly polished bone Awl showing roughness to the base where it was  
  most likely press-fitted into some sort of wooden handle - 40.00  
  D - A very nice, highly polished bone Awl in just perfect condition - 40.00  

Item: Type: Provenance:
MHBT1571 A nice assortment of polished bone tools and ornamental pieces: All recovered from the same
  PLEASE specify the item number AND the letter designator when ordering ancient site in Marin Co., CA
  A - A nicely polished bone Awl showing "smoothed over" ancient usage Ex: Michael Hough
  wear marks, but "all there" - 35.00 8/31 ON-HOLD se  
  B - A very long and slender polished bone Awl which has a spider bite to  
  it's working tip - 35.00  
  C - A short (for type) bi-pointed polished bone Hair Pin (most likely for an  
  adolescent's use) in perfect condition - 30.00  
  D - A very highly polished bone Awl having "smoothed over" ancient usage  
  wear marks, but "all there" - 35.00  
  E - A nicely polished bone Awl having the natural bone internal patterns on  
  one face. This one is "all there" - 30.00  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBT1572 An EXTREMELY LARGE Whale Tooth which was most   Recovered from 100.00
  likely fashioned for use as a pressure flaking tool. It has slight an ancient site in 65.00
  usage wear marks to the tip and a fairly ragged base where it Humboldt Bay, CA 8/31 ON-HOLD se
  was most likely mounted into a wooden handle. There is    
  ancient loss of some surface layers along a single edge,    
  shown in photo 4. Quite an interesting and very scarce item. Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBT1573 A fairly long polished bone Gouge which was recovered Recovered from 100.00
  in 4 separate pieces, fitted back together with a resin fill an ancient site in  
  and shellacked over for preservation by it's finder Humboldt Bay, CA  
    Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBT1574

A very scarce polished bone cooking Spoon/Scoop. It's

Recovered from 65.00
  a bit on the ragged side with a long vertical crack down an ancient site in 8/31 ON-HOLD se
  it's center from aging. This one was shellacked over for Humboldt Bay, CA  
  preservation by it's finder and is quite a unique find. Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBT1575 A set of 4 slightly damaged polished bone Awls, 2 of which All recovered from 30.00
  were recovered in 2 broken pieces and glued back together an ancient site in  
  (1 & 3) and one which is a broken Awl tip (#4) Humboldt Bay, CA  
    Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBT1576 A nice medium-sized Elk Antler Wedge which shows ancient Recovered from 120.00
  usage wear at both ends, but essentially "all there" as it was an ancient site in 85.00
  anciently used. A fairly scarce item which has a thin layer of Humboldt Bay, CA  
  shellack to act as a preservative, applied by the finder Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
VAPN3 A very unusual, seldom seen for sale polished bone Net Gauge Provenance for this piece is unfortunately 350.00
  having a triple-drilled handle. I examined the "open hole" undocumented but judging from the material, I  
  microscopically and can't really tell if the third (bottom) hole was would bet my bottom dollar that it's from the  
  left "open" intentionally, by design, or if this was anciently nicked. Pacific Northwest, most likely Alaska. It has an  
  I'm betting on it being anciently nicked, although the rest of this  interesting little story about how it (re-) arrived  
  old tool is completely intact and in pristine condition. in the United States from a European collector dlpn

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
RPBT2 A very unusual carved, beveled and polished animal Only documented as 100.00
  bone Knife/Dagger blade in very good condition, as being recovered in Kansas  
  it was made and used hundreds of years ago. Ex: Perino  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABT710 A nice large and sturdy drilled antler Digging Found on the 175.00
  Stick handle in excellent condition, although a Columbia River  
  former owner applied a mixture of Acetone and in Oregon  
  Duco Cement to preserve it's structural integrity,    
  a practice which even archaeologists use with    
  most bone and shell artifacts. This is a very    
  scarce item, seldom offered for sale anywhere.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABT711 A very nice, fully intact drilled and polished antler Digging Found on the 300.00
  Stick Handle in excellent condition, although a former  Columbia River  
  owner applied a mixture of Acetone and Duco Cement to in Oregon  
  preserve it's structural integrity, a practice which even     
  archaeologists use with most bone and shell artifacts. This    
  is a very scarce item, seldom offered for sale anywhere.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABT712 A very broad, somewhat thin (for type and purpose) Recovered on the 50.00
  Whalebone wedge. It's a tad bit ragged on the ends Coast in N. Oregon  
  from the battering it sustained while doing it's job in    
  ancient times, which is typical. It was treated with a     
  mixture of Acetone and Duco Cement to preserve it's    
  structural integrity, a practice which even    
  archaeologists use with most bone and shell artifacts.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABT720 A very slender, medium-sized Whalebone Wedge in excellent Recovered on the 75.00
  condition. The butt end is not chewed-up like most wedges Coast in N. Oregon  
  are. It was treated with a mixture of Acetone and Duco    
  Cement to preserve it's structural integrity, a practice which    
  even archaeologists use with most bone and shell artifacts.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DIBT1 A most interesting animal bone Found in Kansas 210.00
  Flesher having very finely cut    
       
  serrations to the working end Jackson COA  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABT697 A most interesting and quite scarce Recovered on the 250.00
  and unique incised bone handle, most Columbia River near  
  likely used with a knife blade. It's as the Dalles, OR  
  perfect as the day it was made!    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBT927 A unique animal scapula bone Seed Head Recovered in 50.00
  Thresher which is missing the very end. N. San Jose, CA  
  Quite a  rare item which comes with full (Details to buyer)  
  history. Attributed to the Costanoan tribe Ex: Pete Gallic  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABT469 An interesting, somewhat rectangular From the 40.00
 

shaped section of petrified bone having

Columbia River  
  17 tally marks along a single edge. in Oregon  
  Usage is unknown.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MBBT70 A nice "trigger" bone awl Montezuma Co., CO 50.00
  having an extremely sharp tip    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBT961 A nice, completely Recovered from Gunther 12.00
  intact bone awl Island in Humboldt Bay,  
    CA by Dr. H.H. Stuart  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBT2 A set of 3 bone awls, 2 of which Found on the 15.00
  have a ragged, damaged end Columbia River  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHBT1463 A fairly small (for type) well used polished  Found by L.L. Valdivia 25.00
  bone Wedge having quite a bit of chipping on a private ranch north  
  from the pounding it took during it's use of San Jose, CA  
    (details to buyer)  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBT16 A nice set of 3 polished bone Recovered on private property along 40.00
  awls in excellent condition! the Snake River in Washington  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DABT468 An old bone wedge in very  From the 20.00
 

good shape, considering it's

Columbia River, WA 8/24 ON-HOLD db
  strenuous task.    

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