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Shown are five of the numerous scrapers 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. The scrapers would have been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. The small brown scraper was made on Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk, which outcrops in western Kansas. The others were made on Permian chert, two of which were heat treated to improve their knapping qualities.

Date: 1500 CE-1650

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Item Number: 447049
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447049

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