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This bison scapula hoe was recovered from the Minneapolis archeological site (14OT5) in Ottawa County during excavation in 1934. It was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1987. The Minneapolis site represents a village site from the Smoky Hill Aspect peoples during the Middle Ceramic time period. The hoe's maker removed the long spine that runs the length of the scapula (shoulder blade), beveled and sharpened the edge, and hafted it to a handle.

Date: 1232 CE-1409 CE

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Item Number: 310274
Call Number: 14OT5-10093 House 8 Feature 313
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 310274

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