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These two modified bone tools 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. Both of these tools were once scapula hoes. After breaking, the fragment on the left was repurposed into a spatula-like tool. After the tool on the right broke the edges were rasped off and a series of notches were created along the edge. This tool may have been used to decorate pottery, though if so it has seen little use.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 444607
Call Number: 14MP408-E148 & E157
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444607

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