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This mano and nutting stone was recovered from the surface of a Saline County camp site and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The site was occupied during the Upper Republican and Smoky Hill phases during the Early and Middle Ceramic periods. One side of this ground stone tool served as the topmost millstone for grinding foods by hand on a grinding stone. The other side of the tool served as a nutting stone, used for securing a nut while it was being cracked open. Groundstone tools like this one are made by pecking a hard stone into a rough shape and then grinding and polishing it into its final state.

Date: 1 CE-1500 CE

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Item Number: 443700
Call Number: 14SA409 2017.A.567 Reed donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443700

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