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These four pipestone artifacts may well represent work lost or discarded before they could be finished. They were excavated in 1986 during a highway salvage project at the Mem site, 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 pipe shown here is made of Kansas pipestone and was not well cleaned as it was hoped that the material inside the pipe might be analyzed in the future. The soft fine grained material of pipestone enabled the pipe's maker to carve it into different shapes.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 447497
Call Number: 14MN328
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447497

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