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This awl was recovered during excavations at the 1986 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Thompson site in Rice County. The right fibula of a raccoon was sharpened and polished to make the awl. Awls were used as a perforating tool in soft materials, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacture. The site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village.

Date: 1500-1800 CE

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Awl from the Thompson Site, 14RC9 - 1

Item Number: 443208
Call Number: 14RC9-569-341
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443208

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