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These six scrapers were recovered from the Thompson site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. The site, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a Great Bend aspect village site occupied during the Late Ceramic Period. These six scrapers are all manufactured on Permian chert. The single pink colored scraper has been heat-treated prior to its completion in order to improve the knapping qualities of the chert. Three of the scrapers retain some of the chalky cortex that originally covered the chert. The scrapers may have been hafted onto a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 443499
Call Number: 14RC9 71.138.2324, .2325, .2328 through .2330 Whiteford donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443499

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