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This rasp was excavated from the Crandall site in Rice County during the 1983 Kansas Archeology Training Program. The Crandall site is a Little River focus Great Bend aspect (protohistoric Wichita) habitation site. The rasp was made by cutting grooves into a bison rib. At some point, the rasp was broken into two pieces. Archeologists believe that artifacts like these could have been used as musical instruments by drawing a stick across the grooves.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 442832
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442832

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