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These five bifaces were collected from Riley County in the 1800s and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. All five are made of Permian chert. The pink color of the bifaces is the result of having been heat-treated prior to their completion in order to make a better knappable chert. Bifaces like these could have been used as a cutting tool or, with more work, turned into a specific tool.

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Bifaces from Riley County - 1

Item Number: 440475
Call Number: 14RY 25.43.5156 through 5160 Brower donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440475

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