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Shown are 11 scrapers 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 scrapers were recovered during the 1970 Kansas Archeology Training Program. The scrapers were manufactured on a variety of cherts including Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk from western Kansas and Alibates agatized dolomite from the Canadian River in Texas. The scrapers may have been hafted onto a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening.

Date: 1650-1750

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Item Number: 446073
Call Number: 14SC1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446073

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