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These two deer mandible tools were excavated from a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village site in Cowley County during Phase IV archeological investigations in 1995. One mandible is nearly complete, the other has the horizontal ramus. Both mandibles show signs of modification and polish. The smaller one seems to have been stabilized with a wash of glue. Tools such as these could have been used as hide scrapers, corn shellers, or as an agricultural tool to aid in planting seeds. The 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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Deer Mandible Tools from the Country Club Site, 14CO3 - 1

Item Number: 455319
Call Number: 14CO3-36-1 & 14CO3-291
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455319

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