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These alternately beveled knives were collected from the Paint Creek village site in McPherson County, Kansas. Four were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971 and the other was excavated by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. Repeated sharpening on the knife's alternate sides created the bevels. Four of the knives were made Permian chert with the fifth knife of Alibates Agatized Dolomite. 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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Alternately Beveled Knives from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1 - 1

Item Number: 455136
Call Number: 14MP1-9 & 14MP1 71.138 Whiteford donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455136

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