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In 1995 a Phase IV highway salvage excavation was conduction by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew at the Shrope site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. At the site, 41 archeological features were uncovered in three areas. The shell bead shown here, and numerous artifacts, were recovered from deep within a bell-shaped pit. The mussel shell is delicate and great care must have been taken to create the oval hole and shape the bead. The bone bead was found at shallower depths in a different pit. Both ends of a bird bone have been scored, snapped and smoothed to create the bead.

Date: 1400-1725 CE

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Beads from the Shrope Site, 14CO331 - 1

Item Number: 448947
Call Number: 14CO331-353-12 Feature 311 & 14CO331-333-19 Feature 315
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 448947

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