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Shown are four alternately beveled knives 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. Repeated sharpening on the knife's alternate sides created the bevels. Three of the knives are made on Smoky Hill Silicified chalk which outcrops in western Kansas. The slight pinkish color of the fourth knife indicates that it had been heat treated, prior to knapping, to improve knapping quality of the chert.

Date: 1500 CE-1650

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Item Number: 447069
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447069

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