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These nine scrapers 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. Scrapers, such as these, would have been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. The scrapers on the top row are all manufactured on Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk, a chert type that outcrops in western Kansas. The two scrapers on the left of the middle row are also Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk, but the one on the right was manufactured on Permian chert from the Flint Hills of Kansas or Oklahoma. The scrapers on the bottom row were manufactured on Alibates Agatized Dolomite, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River in the Texas panhandle.

Date: 1400 CE-1600

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Item Number: 447243
Call Number: 14RC8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447243

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