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This group of bone beads were recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village site, was occupied by the protohistoric Wichita. The beads were made from a section of bird bone, as bird bones are hollow. They were scored, then cut or snapped, and finally had their edges smoothed, to form the tabular beads.

Date: 1500 CE-1650

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Item Number: 313975
Call Number: 14RC301 2016.A.34 through 2016.A.43
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313975

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