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Shown here are two modified bone tools excavated at the Tobias site, a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) site in Rice County. The Tobias site was the location of the 1977 and 1978 Kansas Archeology Training Program field schools. The shorter bone tool was recovered in 1977 and is similar to a rasp but appears to have been slitted for a stone blade as a handle. The longer rasp was recovered in 1978 and was made by cutting grooves into a deer rib. Archeologists believe that rasps could have been used as musical instruments by drawing a stick across the grooves.

Date: 1400-1700 CE

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Bone Rasps from the Tobias Site, 14RC8 - 1

Item Number: 442543
Call Number: 14RC8-1947; 14RC8-11838
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442543

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