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Shown are nine pipe drills that were collected from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village site, was occupied by the protohistoric Wichita. Pipe drills, like all drills, were used to bore holes in softer materials than the drill material itself, such as soft stone. The pinkish color of one of the drills indicates that it had been heat treated to improve knapping quality of the chert.

Date: 1500 CE-1650

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Item Number: 447025
Call Number: 14RC301 2017.F Weimer donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447025

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