Earth: The Riches of Clare

Bone Point

Found buried in a cist grave at Poulawack, County Clare, this tool was probably used to puncture holes in skins during the manufacturing of clothing. It was included with the burial of a young adult female who had been cremated. It dates from the Early Bronze Age.

Ref: E25:01

Death and Burial Collection
Early Bronze Age Collection
National Museum of Ireland, Irish Antiquities Division Collection

Poulawack (Burial Carn) Collection

Tools and Equipment Collection

Photograph appears courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland

Early Bronze Age Clothing in Denmark

Bone Point E25:01