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These three bone artifacts were recovered during excavations by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at the Nulik site in Sumner County. The excavations in 1969 revealed a Great Bend aspect house and associated midden (refuse heap or mound). It is unknown if these decorated bones had a functional or decorative use. The bones are incised with series' of diagonal and horizontal lines, zig-zags, and Xs. Remnants of drilled and polished holes on two of the bones may indicate their use an arrow shaft wrench, used to straighten a warped arrow shaft.

Date: 1000 CE-1500 CE

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Decorated Bone from the Nulik Site - 1

Item Number: 449128
Call Number: 14SR305
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449128

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