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These fossil crinoid beads were recovered from the Curry site in Greenwood County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1984. The Curry site was a multicomponent (multiple occupations) site occupied periodically during the Archaic, Early Ceramic and Middle Ceramic Periods. Crinoids were marine animals that lived in the shallow sea that covered Kansas over 245 million years ago. The bead manufacturer would have drilled the center out of the bead prior to threading them into a necklace or sewing them onto clothing.

Date: 500 CE-1600 CE

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Item Number: 442907
Call Number: 14GR301 1984.C.694 & .701
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442907

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