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These bison scapula hoes were recovered from excavations during the 1977 and 1978 Kansas Archeology Training Programs at the Tobias site in Rice County. The Tobias site is a Late Ceramic period proto Wichita village site that had dense artifact deposits (including chain mail), house remains and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The makers of the hoes removed the long spine that runs the length of the scapula (shoulder blade), beveled and sharpened the edge, and hafted it to a handle.

Date: 1400 CE-1600

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Item Number: 442715
Call Number: 14RC8-3338; 14RC8-3375; 14RC8-130-91
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442715

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