This is a tool that has been used for thousands of years. Write a three paragraph essay describing it. The first paragraph should describe what it looks like. The second paragraph should describe what it is used for. The third paragraph should tell a story about the object. Do not feel like you have to figure out what it is "for real". Make up whatever you would like, but make sure that it makes sense in terms of what the object looks like. Post your paragraph as a comment by Thursday, September 23 at 10pm. ALSO, read the writing of the person who posted just before you (if you are first, you may come back and ream whomever's you like), and be prepared to talk to them in class about it.