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These three awls were recovered from the Sharps Creek site in McPherson County, a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that was occupied during the Late Ceramic period. Awls were usually made from deer bone and used as a perforating tool in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacturing. The two awls on the left were recovered during excavation at the site in 1968 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. The smaller awl on the right was recovered during excavations at the 1993 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school.

Date: 1500-1800 CE

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Item Number: 440092
Call Number: 14MP408-E.114; 14MP408-E.174; 14MP408-2834-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440092

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