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Alternately Beveled Knives from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Alternately Beveled Knives from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
These alternately beveled knives were recovered at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. The knives are made of local Florence chert from the Flint Hills region. The knives get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Repeated sharpening on alternate sides created bevels. The two notches near the base of two knives indicates that they were likely hafted. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the site during 1995.


Bison Bone Digging Stick Tip from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Bison Bone Digging Stick Tip from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This digging stick tip was recovered from the Radio Lane archeological site in Cowley County. This digging stick tip, made from a bison leg bone, was used to dig holes and plants seeds. The tool has a beveled bottom for working in the soil and would have had a handle socketed at the top. The Radio Lane site was a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there during a salvage project in 1995.


Carved Hematite Rabbit from 14CO385

Carved Hematite Rabbit from 14CO385
Date: 1400-1700 CE
This is a rendering of a rabbit carved into a concretion of hematite recovered from archeological site number 14CO385, a village near Arkansas City, Kansas occupied between 1400 CE and 1700 CE by the ancestors of the modern-day Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. It was found in the 1990s by Kansas Historical Society archeologists excavating a large, deep food storage pit that later was filled with village trash. The specimen is 20.97 mm long, 11.12 mm high, 6.42 mm thick, and weighs 1.6 grams. Apparently, the artist saw the image of a rabbit in the naturally formed concretion and improved on it with a few well-placed modifications. It is unique for this site, this time period, and this group of people. There is no clear evidence that would suggest how it was used by the person that possessed it.


Celt from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Celt from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This celt fragment was recovered at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. The celt was shaped by both chipping and abrading or grinding. Celts are generally thought to be woodworking tools, though this one may have served other functions as it has hematite stains on each side. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the site during 1995.


Limestone Pipe Bowl from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Limestone Pipe Bowl from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This pipe was recovered at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. The pipe is made of soft limestone and is decorated with a series of incised lines and triangles. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the site in 1995.


Pipestone Pipes from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Pipestone Pipes from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
These pipestone pipe fragments were recovered from the Radio Lane archeological site in Cowley County. The pipestone is soft enough that it can be carved and ground into a desired shape and so was often used to make pipes. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions. In Kansas, these pipes are generally made by American Indians between 1650 to 1850. The Radio Lane site was a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there during an archeological salvage project in 1995.


Scrapers from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Scrapers from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
These scrapers were recovered at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. The scrapers are made of local Florence chert from the Flint Hills region. Five of the six scrapers get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Scrapers such as these were used to scrape hides and may have been hafted onto handles. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the site during 1995.


Sea Snail Shell from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Sea Snail Shell from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This sea snail shell fragment was recovered from the Radio Lane archeological site in Cowley County. The shell is from the virgate Panama cone snail that is native to the Pacific Ocean from Baja California, Mexico to northern Peru. To find this shell in Kansas suggests either trade with people further southwest or, less likely, travel by the people living at the site to that area. The Radio Lane site was a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there during an archeological salvage project in 1995.


Stemmed Arrow Point from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Stemmed Arrow Point from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This arrow point was recovered at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. The point has a parallel stemmed base and is made of local Florence chert from the Flint Hills region. The point gets its pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the site in 1995.


Stone Object from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Stone Object from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This water-worn perforated stone may have been used as a bead or have been a personal item of unknown function. It was recovered from the Radio Lane site in Cowley County. The site was a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there during a Phase IV archeological investigation in 1995.


Trade Pottery from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Trade Pottery from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
These pottery fragments were excavated at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect village in Cowley County. The pottery on the top row is dated to the late Caddoan period, 1500 to 1600 CE and may have originated southeast in Oklahoma, Texas, or Louisiana. The sherd on the left shows a drilled conical hole used to repair the pot. The pottery on the bottom row is an Avery Engraved Sherd from the Big Cyprus Creek area in east Texas and a small painted sherd from the American Southwest. This pottery suggests either trade with people further south or southwest or travel by people living at the site to those areas. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and affiliated tribes. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the Radio Lane site in 1995.


Turquoise Bead Fragment from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Turquoise Bead Fragment from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This bead fragment was recovered at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. The disc-shaped turquoise bead fragment was recovered from a bell shaped pit feature, 109 cm (approximately 3.5') deep. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the site during 1995.


Turquoise Beads from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Turquoise Beads from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
These beads were excavated at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect village in Cowley County. The beads are made of turquoise, a material not common at Kansas archeological sites, and they reflect trade with the American Southwest. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and affiliated tribes. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the Radio Lane site in 1995.


Washita Arrow Points from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Washita Arrow Points from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This bead fragment was recovered at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. Archeologists identify Washita points as having hafting notches that are generally high on the blade. The points are made of local Florence chert from the Flint Hills region and four points have a pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the site during 1995.


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