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This bone knife was recovered from the Minneapolis archeological site (14OT5) in Ottawa County during excavation in 1934 and was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1987. The Minneapolis site was a Smoky Hill Aspect village site occupied during the Middle Ceramic time period. Bone knives like this one have been called squash knives, cleavers, or spatulas. They were crafted from a bison scapula (shoulder blade) and would have been used to slice soft plant materials.

Date: 1232 CE-1409 CE

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Item Number: 310280
Call Number: 14OT5-162 Feature 116
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 310280

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