Image of blood-letting tools.
Apparent blood-letting tools from Feature 87, the grave of an adult male who may have been a shaman or curer. Shark teeth and a small oblong mass of asphaltum formed a handle into which 13 sharpened hispid cotton rat incisors were set in a single row. A similar artifact is revealed to be a shaman-curer's bloodletting tool in the historic account of Jean-Baptise Talon, a French boy captured by Karankawas at La Salle's Fort St Louis in 1687. Adapted from Ricklis 1994, Figure 8.29.
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