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This maul was recovered from excavations during the 1977 and 1978 Kansas Archeology Training Programs at the Tobias site in Rice County. The Tobias site is a Late Ceramic period proto Wichita village site that had dense artifact deposits (including chain mail), house remains and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This heavy-duty tool was pecked and smoothed into its final shape. The artifact was used as a hammer. The groove around the middle of the maul would have been used to haft it onto a handle.

Date: 1400 CE-1600

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Item Number: 447246
Call Number: 14RC8-192-633
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447246

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