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This boatstone was recovered from a multicomponent site, 14CF416, in Coffey County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2015. The camp site was occupied periodically from the Archaic Period to the Late Ceramic Period. This boatstone would have dated to the earlier time period. Boatstones are thought by archeologists to have been used as atlatal weights. The boatstone would have been tied to the atlatal utilizing the central medial groove along the keel. It would have aided the atlatal in throwing the spear or dart further and faster. The boatstone has decoartive radiating lines on each of its sides.

Date: 7000-1 CE

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Item Number: 312645
Call Number: 14CF416 2015.E.56
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312645

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