Women dressing animal skins may have scraped off the hair with a beamer made from the leg bone of a deer. After tanning the hide, they made clothing by punching holes in the leather with sharp bone awls and sewing the pieces together with fiber or sinew thread tied to bone needles. Some needles may also have been used for weaving nets and basket making.
Tasks requiring stronger tools could be done with stone implements such as flint axes, drills, and knives. The squared shapes of the knives and the chipped, rather than ground and polished, axes are typical of the Fort Ancient culture.
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