Scapula Hoe

Scapula Hoe

Time Frame: 900

Bone hoes were made of the scapula (shoulder blade) of bison and elk.These hoes have notched edges that probably made it easier to haft them to handles made from sturdy wooden shafts.
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Illustrated by Mary Slattery, Will Thomson, and David Crawford
Office of the State Archeologist
Adapted from Office Of The State Archaeologist, Educational Series 6 - Glenwood Culture

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