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Shown are six of the numerous drills that were collected from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. Drills were used to bore holes in softer materials than the drill itself, such as hides, shell, wood, or soft stone. All of these drills have an expanding base. Those on each end of the top row were made on Permian chert. One the bottom row the two on the left are made on heat-treated Permian chert and the one on the right of Alibates flint from the Canadian River valley in Texas. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village site, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.

Date: 1500-1650 CE

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Drills from the Saxman Site, 14RC301 - 1

Item Number: 447016
Call Number: 14RC301 2017.F Weimer donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447016

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