Agora Object: BI 410
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   BI 410
Inventory Number:   BI 410
Section Number:   ΟΑ 190
Title:   Bone Artifact
Category:   Bone & Ivory
Description:   From base of an antler antifact from cervus elaphus.
Full length apparently preserved. Surface has been smoothed; one branch cut off close; another cut off neatly above its root, where there is a large horizontal piercing. The lower end is worn very smooth.
"The lower part of the beam, with burr removed, at the broken junction of the brow tine. It was perforated just on the tine junction, and bears the imprint of cord or gut wound tightly around it, either to prevent the antler splitting, or to grip firmly whatever (handle or shaft) passed through the perforation, or both.
Apparently an antler hammer or hoe. Similar artifacts are common all over Europe from mesolithic times onwards, as well as other Greek Bronze Age sites".
(Phelps, 1966).
Context:   Well Q.
Negatives:   Leica, 83-531
Dimensions:   L. 0.168; W. 0.059
Date:   7 June 1937
Section:   ΟΑ
Elevation:   -3.00m.
Deposit:   S 27:2
Period:   Bronze Age
Bibliography:   Agora XIII, p. 95, pl. 28, no. 406.
References:   Publication: Agora XIII
Publication Page: Agora 13, s. 116, p. 95
Publication Page: Agora 13, s. 293, p. 272
Image: 2012.56.1253 (83-531)
Deposit: S 27:2
Card: BI 410
Card: BI 410