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Shown are five of the numerous scrapers that were collected from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The scrapers would have been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. The small brown scraper was made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, which outcrops in western Kansas and Nebraska. The others were made of Permian chert, two of which were heat treated to improve their knapping qualities. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.

Date: 1500-1650 CE

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Item Number: 447049
Call Number: 14RC301 2017.F Weimer donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447049

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