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Shown are three 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. These drills were modified from Great Bend aspect knives, notched to aid in hafting. Drills were used to bore holes in softer materials than the drill material itself, such as hides, shell, or soft stone. Two of the drills were heat treated to improve knapping quality of the chert.

Date: 1500 CE-1650

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Drills from the Saxman Site - 1

Item Number: 447038
Call Number: 14RC301 2017.F Weimer donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447038

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