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These three obsidian artifacts, one modified flake and two flakes, were recovered from the Majors site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1982. The Majors site was a Great Bend aspect, Little River focus occupation site that was occupied during the late 17th century based on southwestern pottery styles. The source for obsidian is not found locally in Rice County, but most likely was traded in from a mountainous area that had seen volcano activity long ago (obsidian is volcanic glass). Archeologists are interested in what the artifacts, even the smallest of artifacts, can tell about how people used resources, moved across their landscapes and interacted with other groups.

Date: 1500 CE-1700

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Obsidian from the Major Site, 14RC2 - 1

Item Number: 447935
Call Number: 14RC2 1982.H Parish donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447935

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