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This knife was discovered on the Merklein site, 14PH303, in Phillips County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1959. The site was recorded in 1957 by Roscoe Wilmeth, Assistant Museum Director and first State Archeologist of Kansas. The knife is made of Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk that possibly first served as an Archaic projectile point. The beveled edges indicate that its end use was as a knife. It would have been hafted to a handle.

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Item Number: 439687
Call Number: 14PH303 59.67.2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 439687

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