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These three bifaces represent just a few of the many that were collected from Elk County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1959. All three are made of Permian chert. Two of the bifaces get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Bifaces like these could have been used as a cutting tool or, with more work, turned into a specific tool.

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Item Number: 312193
Call Number: The Hamilton Collection, 14EK 59.188.427, 59.188.429, 59.188.430
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312193

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