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Obsidian Arrow Points from El Cuartelejo, 14SC1 - Page

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Shown are two obsidian arrow points that were recovered from the El Cuartelejo site in Scott County. The site, unique in Kansas, is the location of a seven room pueblo occupied by refugees from the Taos and Picuris pueblos in New Mexico in addition to Dismal River aspect groups (Apache). El Cuartelejo, also called the Scott County Pueblo, has been excavated and studied by many archeologists since 1898. These arrow points were recovered during the 1970 Kansas Archeology Training Program. The source for obsidian is not found locally in Scott County, but most likely was traded in from a mountainous area that had seen volcano activity long ago (obsidian is volcanic glass).

Date: 1650-1750

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Item Number: 446067
Call Number: 14SC1-16699 & -27658
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446067

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