Bone Shaft Straightener

Bone Shaft Straightener

Time Frame: 900

A shaft straightener was an implement used to straighten arrow shafts. It was made of bone or antler and was perforated with a hole. A wooden arrow shaft was inserted in the holes of two shaft straighteners which were then twisted and turned in opposing directions to straighten the shaft.
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Illustrated by Mary Slattery, Will Thomson, and David Crawford
Office of the State Archaeologist
Adapted from Office Of The State Archaeologist, Educational Series 6 – Glenwood Culture

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