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The Munkers Creek phase describes a stone tool technology restricted primarily to the Flint Hills. During this time most of North America was in a prolonged drought so severe that Archeologists thought people left the Plains. Munkers Creek artifacts show that people stayed, but they may have chosen their habitats carefully. Munkers Creek knives, like these from the William Young site (14MO304) in Morris County, are interesting in that many have a clearly visible gloss along one side. This gloss is silica from grass stems. People may have used these knives to cut grass to thatch houses of for other purposes.

Date: 4000 BCE-3800 BCE

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Item Number: 309665
Call Number: 14MO304-209 KSHS Anthropological Series, No. 10
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 309665

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