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These six scrapers were just a few of those that were recovered during excavations at the 1983 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Crandall site. The Crandall site is a Late Ceramic period camp site in Rice County occupied by Little River focus Great Bend aspect (protohistoric Wichita) peoples. The three scrapers on the top row were manufactured on Permian chert. On the bottom row one scraper is manufactured on Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk, which outcrops in western and north central Kansas and on into Nebraska. The other two were made on Alibates chert, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River in the Texas panhandle. Scrapers such as these would have been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Scrapers from the Crandall Site, 14RC420 - 1

Item Number: 447414
Call Number: 14RC420
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447414

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