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These two pieces of obsidian, along with five others from the Paint Creek site in McPherson County, were analyzed using x-ray florescence (XRF) testing, an elemental analysis that matches the composition of the artifact to the composition of known sources. The pieces were found to be from the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, Sierra de Pachuca, Mexico, and an unidentified source. Thus XRF studies help archeologists to learn about ancient trade patterns. The Paint Creek site is what archeologists call part of the Little River Focus of the Great Bend Aspect, whose people practiced fishing, hunting, gathering, and agriculture.

Date: 1500-1800 CE

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Obsidian from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1 - 1

Item Number: 455102
Call Number: 14MP1-979 & -995
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455102

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