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This Sioux quartzite abrader was excavated at the Paint Creek village in McPherson County. Archeologists call abraders groundstone tools as they are shaped by grinding. This abrader has been used to sharpen another tool, such as a bone needle or awl. 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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Abrader from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1 - 1

Item Number: 455154
Call Number: 14MP1-0-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455154

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