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In 1995 a Phase IV highway salvage excavation was conduction by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew at the Shrope site in Cowley County. At the site, a large Great Bend aspect village site, 41 features were uncovered in three areas. This fragmented pipestone maul was recovered at the Shrope site deeply buried in a bell shaped cache pit. The maul was used as a hammer. The groove around the middle of the maul would have been used to haft it onto a handle. The soft fine grained pipestone enabled the maul's maker to carve it into its hour glass shape.

Date: 1400 CE-1725

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Item Number: 449035
Call Number: 14CO331 Feature 324
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449035

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