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These five scrapers represent just a few of the many that were collected from Elk County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1959. All five are made of Permian chert. The four pink colored scrapers have been heat-treated prior to their completion in order to make a better knappable chert. The scrapers may have been hafted onto a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening.

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Item Number: 312191
Call Number: 14EK 59.188.38, 59.188.53, 59.188.57, 59.188.60, 59.188.68
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312191

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