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These three gravers, sometimes called perforators, were collected at the Paint Creek village site in McPherson County, Kansas. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. Gravers are a chipped stone tool with a sharp point used to cut softer materials than the stone. These were made on scrapers, originally used to scrape hides. 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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Gravers from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1 - 1

Item Number: 454247
Call Number: 14MP1 71.138 Whiteford donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 454247

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