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This pipestone pipe bowl fragment was found at the Paint Creek village in McPherson County and was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2013. The soft, fine-grained material of the pipestone enabled the carver to shape and smooth the pipe. The pipe bowl was incised with a series of vertical lines and may have broken before it was ever smoked. Pipes like this one were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions. 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: 1500-1600 CE

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Incised Pipe Bowl from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1 - 1

Item Number: 455159
Call Number: 14MP1 2013.B.178 Taylor donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455159

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