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These scrapers were collected from the Paint Creek village site in McPherson County, Kansas. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. Two of the scrapers get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. All were made of Permian chert. The scrapers may have been hafted onto a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. 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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Scrapers from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1 - 1

Item Number: 455158
Call Number: 14MP1 71.138 Whiteford donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455158

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