Bone Awls from Ain Ghazal

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 February 2019

These bone awls were made from animal bones and were polished to suit the purposes of weaving. They were also used for piecing and sewing leather. Neolithic period, 10200 -5000 BCE. From Ain (Ayn) Ghazal, Amman, Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 18). Bone Awls from Ain Ghazal. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10052/bone-awls-from-ain-ghazal/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bone Awls from Ain Ghazal." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 18, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10052/bone-awls-from-ain-ghazal/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bone Awls from Ain Ghazal." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Feb 2019. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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