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These two pipestone pendant or ornament fragments were excavated in 1986 during a highway salvage project at the Mem site. The project was 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 triangular pendant has asymmetrical holes drilled, likely for attachment purposes. It was recovered from cache pit 2. The other piece has a series of shallow grooves on one end and was recovered from one of the excavation units at the site. The soft fine grain of the pipestone material enabled the artifact's manufacturer to shape and smooth the pieces.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Ornamental Pipestone Artifacts from the Mem Site, 14MN328 - 1

Item Number: 447611
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447611

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