Antler Tools


     Forty-three deer antler artifacts came from the Tchefuncte site. Most of them were waste pieces left over from making tools. White-tailed deer antler tips, or tines, were well suited for pointed tools. People could make them sharper by grinding or whittling them. To attach the tines to a handle, they sometimes hollowed out the base of the tool, as in all of these artifacts.


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