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These four shell hoes were collected in the 1930s from a cache in Kohr House No. 1 at a large village site in Saline County. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. All four hoes are from the species Magalonaias giganta or of the Washboard mussel. The mussel shells were perforated in the center and these holes served as a mount for the handles. The Kohr site was occupied by Smoky Hill aspect people and had several rectangular houses. Radiocarbon dates on maize indicate it was occupied during the Early Ceramic period.

Date: 780-860 CE

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Shell Hoes from the Kohr Site, 14SA414 - 1

Item Number: 453731
Call Number: 14SA414 71.138 Whiteford donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 453731

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