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These three alternately beveled knife fragments were recovered from an archeological site in Elk County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1974 and 1975. Knives with a general diamond shape, as is the white fragment, are sometimes called Harahey knives. Archeologists believe that a knife shaped like this would have been used for bison butchering. The other two knife fragments are alternately beveled on two sides. The pinkish color of one knife fragment is a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. The remaining alternately beveled knife fragment was made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk.

Date: 1-1500 CE

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Item Number: 443879
Call Number: 14EK318 74.61.78; 1975.103.2455; 1975.103.2462 Carr donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443879

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