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These three corner-notched arrow points were among the many that were collected at the Paint Creek Archeological site, a village site in McPherson County, Kansas. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. These points were made of heat treated Permian chert and Smoky Hill silicified chalk. Archeologists consider corner-notched points to be the earliest form of arrow points that are found in the Great Plains. The notches aided in hafting the point to the arrow shaft. The Paint Creek site is what archeologists call part of the Little River Focus of the Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita), whose people practiced fishing, hunting, gathering, and agriculture.

Date: 1500-1800 CE

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Corner Notched Arrow Points from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1 - 1

Item Number: 454246
Call Number: 14MP1 71.138 Whiteford donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 454246

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