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This flywheel was collected from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2018. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village site, was occupied by the protohistoric Wichita. The artifact was likely used for either spinning yarn or to help in drilling holes, though it is possible it was a flat ceramic handle for a vessel. Often times, artifacts are not as revealing as Archeologists would like.

Date: 1500 CE-1650

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Item Number: 449514
Call Number: 14RC301 2018.C.6 Weimer donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449514

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