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Shown are a few of the many projectile points recovered from the Griffing site prior to 1900 and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1902. The Griffing site, in Riley County, had numerous lodges present and likely represents a scatter of farmsteads from the Central Plains tradition occupied during the Middle Ceramic period. Based on pottery recovered at the site it is likely that at least a portion of the site was occupied by Smoky Hill aspect peoples. Shown are three larger corner notched dart points, one with a pinkish color that is the result of the flintknapper heat treating the material to improve the chert's knapping qualities. After knapping, the dart points were mounted to the dart fore shaft, and then thrown with an atlatl. Shown also are two small arrow points, one corner notched and one Fresno (triangular shaped). Though small and thin, they would have been extremely effective on the hunt.

Date: 1000 CE-1500 CE

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Item Number: 443502
Call Number: 14RY21 02.3 Griffing donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443502

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