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This bone awl was recovered from excavations during the 1978 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. 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 Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains, and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: 1400-1700 CE

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Item Number: 442721
Call Number: 14RC8-6968 Feature 2289
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442721

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