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These three dart points were recovered from 14DP1318, the Cedar Creek site, in Doniphan County. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. The Cedar Creek site was a multicomponent site, having both Kansas City Hopewell and Nebraska Aspect/Upper Republican occupations. The site had the remains of at least one house. All three dart points are contracting stemmed darts made of Permian chert of a style that archeologists call Dickson or Gary points. The pinkish color of the chert is a result of the flintknapper heat treating the material to improve the chert's knapping qualities. After knapping the dart points were mounted to the dart fore shaft, and then thrown with an atlatl.

Date: 50 BCE-200 CE

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Dart Points from the Cedar Creek Site, 14DP1318 - 1

Item Number: 446517
Call Number: 14DP1318 25.42.720 through .723 Zimmerman donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446517

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