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Alternately Beveled Knife from 14EK308

Alternately Beveled Knife from 14EK308
Date: 1-1000 CE
This alternately beveled knife was recovered from the surface of an Early Ceramic period archeological site in Elk County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1972. Archeologists believe that knives shaped like this would have been used for bison butchering. Repeated sharpening on alternate sides created bevels. Knives with the general diamond shape are also sometimes called Harahey knives.


Alternately Beveled Knife from the Mallow Site, 14DP1312

Alternately Beveled Knife from the Mallow Site, 14DP1312
Date: Unknown
This alternately beveled knife was collected from an archeological site in Doniphan County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. Knives with the general diamond shape are also sometimes called Harahey knives. Archeologists believe that a knife shaped like this one would have been used for bison butchering.


Alternately Beveled Knife from Wabaunsee County

Alternately Beveled Knife from Wabaunsee County
Date: Unknown
This alternately beveled knife was found in Wabaunsee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. Archeologists believe that a knife shaped like this one would have been used for bison butchering. Sometimes these knives are alternately sharpened on four sides, but this specimen has been sharpened on only two alternate sides. Knives with the general diamond shape are also sometimes called Harahey knives. One side of the knife is nearly covered with the original collector's notes (some erroneous).


Alternately Beveled Knives from 14EK318

Alternately Beveled Knives from 14EK318
Date: 1-1500 CE
These three alternately beveled knife fragments were recovered from an archeological site in Elk County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1974 and 1975. Knives with a general diamond shape, as is the white fragment, are sometimes called Harahey knives. Archeologists believe that a knife shaped like this would have been used for bison butchering. The other two knife fragments are alternately beveled on two sides. The pinkish color of one knife fragment is a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. The remaining alternately beveled knife fragment was made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk.


Alternately Beveled Knives from Anderson County

Alternately Beveled Knives from Anderson County
Date: Unknown
These four knives were collected from Anderson County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society. From left to right are shown a knife made of Alibates chert, an agatized dolomite from the Canadian River Valley in Texas, a knife made of heat treated Permian chert, a knife that may have once been hafted, and a knife in the style archeologists call Harahey.


Alternately Beveled Knives from the Griffing Site, 14RY21

Alternately Beveled Knives from the Griffing Site, 14RY21
Date: 1000-1500 CE
These two alternately beveled knives were recovered from the Griffing site and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1902. The Griffing site, in Riley County, had numerous lodges present and likely represents a scatter of farmsteads from the Central Plains tradition occupied during the Middle Ceramic period. Based on pottery recovered at the site it is likely that at least a portion of the site was occupied by Smoky Hill aspect peoples. Archeologists believe that knives shaped like these would have been used for bison butchering. Repeated sharpening on alternate sides created bevels. Knives with the general diamond shape are also sometimes called Harahey knives.


Alternately Beveled Knives from the Mulcahy Site, 14AD19

Alternately Beveled Knives from the Mulcahy Site, 14AD19
Date: Unknown
These two knives were collected from the Mulcahy site in Anderson County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society. Repeated sharpening on alternate sides created the knife bevels. Both knives are made of Florence chert and the diamond shaped knife has been heat treated to improve its knapping qualities. Knives with this general diamond shape are also sometimes called Harahey knives. Archeologists believe that knives shaped like this were used for bison butchering.


Alternately Beveled Knives from the Pratt/Wing Site, 14PT1

Alternately Beveled Knives from the Pratt/Wing Site, 14PT1
Date: 1300-1500 CE
These two alternately beveled knives were recovered from the Pratt/Wing site in Pratt County. The Pratt site is the type site of the Pratt Complex which occurred during the Middle Ceramic Period. Knives such as these gained their distinctive beveled appearance by repeated sharpening on alternate sides.


Chipped Stone Tools from the Pratt/Wing Site, 14PT1

Chipped Stone Tools from the Pratt/Wing Site, 14PT1
Date: 1300-1500 CE
Shown in this slide is some of the chipped stone tools that were recovered from the Pratt/Wing Archeological Site. The Pratt site was a Pratt Complex Middle Ceramic Period village in Pratt County. The slide shows an assortment of chipped stone tools including side notched arrow points, drills, scrapers, hafted knives, alternately beveled knives and Harahey knives.


Harahey Knife from the Ade Site, 14MP311

Harahey Knife from the Ade Site, 14MP311
Date: 1000-1800 CE
Collected from the Ade site, a multicomponent (multiple occupations) site in McPherson County, this Harahey knife was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2004. Archeologists believe that knives shaped like this one would have been used for bison butchering. Repeated sharpening on alternate sides created bevels.


Harahey Knives from the Buresh Site, 14SR303

Harahey Knives from the Buresh Site, 14SR303
Date: 1000-1500 CE
These five Harahey knives were recovered from the Buresh site, a Middle Ceramic village in Sumner County. Harahey knives are diamond shaped and sharpening and resharpening causes them to be alternately beveled. The knives get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities.


Knives from Anderson County

Knives from Anderson County
Date: Unknown
These four knives were collected from Anderson County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society. These knives may have been used for other purposes besides cutting, such as scraping or as a perform for a future tool. The knife on the far left is a style called alternately beveled. Archeologists believe that knives shaped like this would have been used for bison butchering. Repeated sharpening on alternate sides created bevels. Knives with the general diamond shape are also sometimes called Harahey knives. Three of the knives were made of Permian chert while the one to the right is an unknown chert.


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