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Shown is one of the many bone rasps excavated at the Tobias site, a Great Bend aspect village site in Rice County. The Tobias site was the location of the 1977 and 1978 Kansas Archeology Training Program. This rasp, manufactured on a deer mandible, was recovered in 1977. The rasp was made by cutting notches into the bone. Archeologists believe that artifacts like these could have been used as musical instruments by drawing a stick across the grooves.

Date: 1350 CE-1650

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Item Number: 442544
Call Number: 14RC8-2243
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442544

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