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This maul was excavated in 1986 during a highway salvage project undertaken by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and Kansas Anthropological Association volunteers. The Mem site, in Marion County, is a Great Bend aspect, protohistoric Wichita village site. 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. It is made from metamorphic rock present in the glacial till. One end has a rounded poll with a small spall. The other end has a slightly convex surface. The maul was manufactured by pecking and grinding it into its final shape.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 447488
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447488

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