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These nine scrapers were just a few of those recovered from the surface of the Lindeman site in Saline County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The site was occupied periodically from the Early Ceramic period through the Late Ceramic period. During one of these occupations there may have been at least two houses on the site. The scrapers may have been hafted onto a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. The scrapers in the top and bottom rows are all manufactured on Permian chert. The scraper on the left in the middle row has been heat-treated prior to their completion in order to make the Permian chert more easily knappable. Also in the middle row are scrapers manufactured on Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk (middle), which outcrops in western Kansas and Alibates chert (right), which outcrops in the Canadian River in the Texas Panhandle.

Date: 1 CE-1800

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Item Number: 443870
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443870

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