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These two fragments of obsidian were excavated from a Great Bend aspect village site in Cowley County during Phase IV archeological investigations in 1995. In 2005, they, along with other obsidian from the site, were analyzed using x-ray florescence (XRF) testing, an elemental analysis that matches the composition of the artifact to the composition of known sources. It was determined the obsidian from the site was Valles Rhyolite from the Cerro del Medio member and Cerro Toledo Rhyolite from the Obsidian Ridge member, both places found in the Jemez Mountains in New Mexico. Thus XRF studies help archeologists to learn about ancient trade patterns. The Country Club site had been much impacted by a water line, golf greens, roads, and highways. Excavations had been occurring at the site since 1916.

Date: 1400-1725 CE

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Obsidian from the Country Club Site, 14CO3 - 1

Item Number: 455318
Call Number: 14CO3-145-1 & 14CO3-0-62
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455318

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