Perforated baton

Known from the beginnings of the Upper Palaeolithic in Europe, this type of instrument, made from reindeer antler, often contains one large perforation at the place where the branches of the antler meet. There are various unconfirmed hypotheses relating to its perhaps multiple uses: a straightener for sagaie points, a cleat for holding ropes and an instrument for weaving. These objects are frequently broken at the top of the hole.