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These three tools from a cache were excavated in 1986 during a highway salvage project at the Mem site. The project was undertaken by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and Kansas Anthropological Association volunteers. The Mem site, in Marion County, is a Great Bend aspect, protohistoric Wichita village site. The three tools were recovered from a large bell-shaped storage pit. Shown here is a biface, which with more work could have been turned into a specific tool, a chipped stone axe, a cutting tool that has two indented areas on either side of the middle where the tool was hafted to a handle, and a large scraper. Archeologists theorize that large scrapers such as this one may have been used when intensive hide scraping activities were occurring.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 447547
Call Number: 14MN328 Feature 524
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447547

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