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These six scrapers were collected from the Aerhart site in 1934 and donated in 1971 to the Kansas Historical Society. All six scrapers are made of Permian chert. The three scrapers on the top row get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. The scrapers may have been hafted onto a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. The Aerhart site, in Ottawa County, was a Smoky Hill phase site with one circular house with an entryway to the southeast.

Date: 1000-1400 CE

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Item Number: 451014
Call Number: 14OT5 71.138 Whiteford donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 451014

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