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This tattoo needle was recovered from the Thompson site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1963. The site, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a Great Bend aspect village site occupied during the Late Ceramic Period. The fine tip on this bone tool suggests it may have been intended for use as a tattoo needle. However, the lack of dark stains on the tip indicate it was never used for that purpose.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 443212
Call Number: 14RC9 (14RC302) 63.8.154 Jelinek donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443212

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