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This unique bison scapula was excavated at the Radio Lane site in Cowley County. The site was a large Great Bend aspect village site. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there during a Phase IV salvage project in 1995. The scapula shows some silica polish, indicating it may have been used as a hoe. It was recovered about 120 cm below the surface in a bell shaped pit. The incised star may be associated with a Pawnee ceremony to Evening Star and her sacred garden.

Date: 1400 CE-1725

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Item Number: 448320
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 448320

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