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These three obsidian artifacts were recovered from excavations during the 1977 and 1978 Kansas Archeology Training Programs at the Tobias site in Rice County. The Tobias site is a Late Ceramic period proto Wichita village site that had dense artifact deposits (including chain mail), house remains and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Shown are two bifaces and a triangular Fresno arrow point. Other obsidian recovered from the site was sourced to New Mexico by using xray-florescence (XRF) testing, a chemical and elemental analysis that determines where obsidian originates.

Date: 1400 CE-1600

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Obsidian from the Tobias Site, 14RC8 - 1

Item Number: 447239
Call Number: 14RC8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447239

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