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Shown are three bone spatulas that were recovered from the El Cuartelejo site in Scott County. The site, unique in Kansas, is the location of a seven room pueblo occupied by refugees from the Taos and Picuris pueblos in New Mexico in addition to Dismal River aspect groups (Apache). El Cuartelejo, also called the Scott County Pueblo, has been excavated and studied by many archeologists since 1898. The bone spatulas were recovered during the 1970 Kansas Archeology Training Program. Spatula-like tools were used in basketry or pottery manufacture or even food preparation. The largest shown here was made from a bison rib and is heavily worn.

Date: 1650-1750

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Item Number: 449819
Call Number: 14SC1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449819

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