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These three bison scapula hoe fragments were recovered in 1968 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at the Paint Creek village site in McPherson County. The Paint Creek site is what archeologists call part of the Little River Focus of the Great Bend Aspect, whose people practiced fishing, hunting, gathering, and agriculture. The hoe's maker removed the long spine that runs the length of the scapula (shoulder blade), beveled and sharpened the edge, and hafted it to a handle.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 444527
Call Number: 14MP408-E10; E414; E418
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444527

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