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This awl was recovered during excavations at the 1986 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Thompson site in Rice County. The site, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a Great Bend aspect village site occupied during the Late Ceramic Period. The right fibula of a raccoon was sharpened and polished to make the awl. Awls were used as a perforating tool in soft materials, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacture.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 443208
Call Number: 14RC9-569-341
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443208

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