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These are just a few of the many scrapers that were recovered from the Sharps Creek site during the 1993 Kansas Archeology Training Program. The Sharps creek site is a Great Bend aspect village site in McPherson County that was occupied during the Late Ceramic period. Scrapers would have likely been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. The tools would have required periodic resharpening. The two scrapers on the left are made of a chert called Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk. The three on the right are made of Florence chert, two of which have been heat-treated in order to improve knapping. The final scraper is of Alibates from the Canadian River in Texas.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 440089
Call Number: 14MP408-2047-1; 2521-1; 2591-9; 2479-1; 2422-1; 2927-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440089

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