Bone Tools

    The hundreds of tubular bone objects recovered at San Lazaro have been found in all sizes, as this photo reveals. The smaller ones may have been beads that were strung and worn around the neck. After a rain, the longer tubes probably were used as straws with which to suck water from the many shallow indentations that are found in the rocks around the pueblo. Water must have been precious, so we think it was stored in pottery containers for later consumption. The longest bone is just over 6 inches.

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