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Beads from the Mem Site, 14MN328

Beads from the Mem Site, 14MN328
Date: 1500-1800 CE
These beads were excavated in 1986 during a highway salvage project undertaken by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and Kansas Anthropological Association volunteers at the Mem site. The black glass ovoid bead, of European manufacture, was recovered from the upper fill of a cache pit. The disc-shaped turquoise bead and the two ceramic beads were recovered from the same cache pit. The Mem site, in Marion County, is a Great Bend aspect, ancestral Wichita village.


Beads from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Beads from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1899 CE
These three beads were among the many that were excavated at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. The amber glass faceted bead was likely made in Bohemia and dates to the mid-to-late 19th century. The white glass trade bead has a light brown swirl within the glass. The turquoise bead was recovered from deep within a bell shaped pit feature. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there during a Phase IV archeological investigation in 1995.


Pendant Fragment from the Killdeer Site, 14CO501

Pendant Fragment from the Killdeer Site, 14CO501
Date: 1500-1725 CE
This light green stone fragment, possibly turquoise, may have once been part of a pendant. It was recovered from the Killdeer site in Cowley County, a Lower Walnut focus Great Bend aspect site in Cowley County with numerous pits, basins and post molds. The Killdeer site was excavated during the Kansas Archeology Training Program field school in 1994 and later with Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew members. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and affiliated tribes.


Trade Beads from the Tobias Site, 14RC8

Trade Beads from the Tobias Site, 14RC8
Date: 1400-1700 CE
Shown are three trade beads excavated during the 1978 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. Two of the beads are made of glass, a faceted bead fragment of blue glass and a complete round turquoise colored glass bead. The other bead is disc-shaped and made of turquoise. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that has dense artifact deposits, house remains and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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 Bead from the Larcom-Haggard Site, 14CO1

Turquoise Bead from the Larcom-Haggard Site, 14CO1
Date: 1400-1750 CE
This small turquoise bead was excavated from deep within a pit at the Larcom-Haggard site in Cowley County. The turquoise was likely from Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico or Colorado. The Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village was discovered in an old river meander with a modern gravel quarry greatly impacting the site. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there in 1996 as the final stage of a salvage project.


Turquoise Bead from the Thompson Gardens Site, 14CO1509

Turquoise Bead from the Thompson Gardens Site, 14CO1509
Date: 1400-1700 CE
This turquoise bead was recovered from the Thompson Gardens site in Cowley County during excavations by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew in 1995. Turquoise is not common at Kansas archeological sites and this bead reflects trade with the southwest. The site has a variety of distinctive stone, ceramic, and bone tools that are part of a set of characteristics that archeologists call the Great Bend aspect. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and affiliated tribes.


Turquoise Beads from the Havelock Site, 14CO332

Turquoise Beads from the Havelock Site, 14CO332
Date: 1400-1700 CE
These turquoise beads were recovered from the Havelock site in Cowley County during excavations by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew in 1995. Turquoise is not common at Kansas archeological sites and these beads reflect trade with the southwest. The site, with the remains of grass thatched houses and a variety of distinctive stone, ceramic, and bone tools, are part of a set of characteristics that archeologists call the Great Bend aspect, which existed between 1400-1700 CE in central and south-central Kansas. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and affiliated tribes.


Turquoise from the Country Club Site, 14CO3

Turquoise from the Country Club Site, 14CO3
Date: 1400-1725 CE
These small flakes and fragments of turquoise are just a few of those excavated from a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County during Phase IV archeological investigations in 1995. Turquoise is not common at Kansas archeological sites and its presence reflects trade with the southwest. The site had been much impacted by a water line, golf greens, roads, and highways. Excavations had been occurring at the site since 1916.


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