Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Artifact Collection from 14OB302 - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at KSHS.reference@ks.gov or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

Sometimes even a small collection of artifacts can help Archeologists learn about what activities occurred at a site. For example, the artifact collection from 14OB302 only contains three artifacts: a flake, an endscraper and a pottery rim. The flake is of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, which outcrops in western Kansas. The endscraper, however, is made Florence chert, which outcrops in the Flint Hills to the east of Osborne county. Finally, a rim sherd from a ceramic vessel was also recovered. The collared rim was cord marked on the exterior and had a series of parallel lines on the interior. Archeologists can use the rim sherd to date the site to the Middle Ceramic period. Perhaps the people at the site used (or lost) the endscraper to process a hide, in addition to making and discarding a large flake of the local material.

Date: 1000-1500 CE

Bookbag Share Print

Artifact Collection from 14OB302 - 1Artifact Collection from 14OB302 - 2Artifact Collection from 14OB302 - 3Artifact Collection from 14OB302 - 4Artifact Collection from 14OB302 - 5Artifact Collection from 14OB302 - 6Artifact Collection from 14OB302 - 7

Artifact Collection from 14OB302 - 1

Item Number: 439684
Call Number: 14OB302-101; -102; -103
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 439684

Copyright © 2007-2021 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.