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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.


Bison Tibia Digging Stick Tip from 14PT304

Bison Tibia Digging Stick Tip from 14PT304
Date: 1300-1500 CE
Digging tools, such as this digging stick tip, are evidence of practicing horticulture. The bison tibia digging stick tip was recovered from a Middle Ceramic period archeological site in Pratt County that was attributed to Pratt Complex people. The Pratt Complex is poorly understood. This makes diagnostic artifacts such as this digging stick tip important to our understanding of earlier life styles.


Deer Bone Digging Stick Tip from the Minneapolis Site, 14OT5

Deer Bone Digging Stick Tip from the Minneapolis Site, 14OT5
Date: 1232-1409 CE
This digging stick tip was recovered from the Minneapolis archeological site in Ottawa County during excavation in 1973 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and volunteers. It was made from a deer leg bone and was used to dig holes and plants seeds. The tool has a beveled bottom for working in the soil and was attached to a handle at the top. The Minneapolis site was a Smoky Hill aspect village occupied during the Middle Ceramic time period.


Digging Stick Tip from the Lundeen Site, 14MD306

Digging Stick Tip from the Lundeen Site, 14MD306
Date: 1237-1435 CE
This reconstructed digging stick tip was recovered during excavations at the 1998 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school in Meade County at the Lundeen site. It was used to dig holes and plant seeds. It has a beveled bottom for working in the soil and was attached to a handle at the top. The site is a Middle Ceramic period camp that is part of the Wilmore Complex.


Digging Stick Tip from the Minneapolis Site, 14OT5

Digging Stick Tip from the Minneapolis Site, 14OT5
Date: 1232-1409 CE
This digging stick tip was recovered from the Minneapolis archeological site in Ottawa County during excavation in 1973 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and volunteers. It was made from a bison leg bone and was used to dig holes and plants seeds. The tool has a beveled bottom for working in the soil and was attached to a handle at the top. The Minneapolis site was a Smoky Hill aspect village occupied during the Middle Ceramic time period.


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