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This ceramic head is Kansas' oldest fired clay artifact. Archeologists discovered the fired clay head in the early 1960s during excavations at the William Young archeological site in Morris County, Kansas, near Council Grove. The effigy was created by people whose way of living and tool complex is called the Munkers Creek phase by archeologists. The Munkers Creek phase lasted for about 500 years from 3550 to 3050 BCE. The head pictured here is on display in the main gallery of the Kansas Museum of History.

Date: Between 3550 and 3050 BCE

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Munkers Creek Ceramic Effigy - Front

Item Number: 226093
Call Number: 14MO304-971
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226093

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