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These three drills were collected from an archeological site near the Smoky Hill River in Wallace County and donated in 2018 to the Kansas Historical Society. Drills were used to bore holes in softer material than the drill itself, such as hides, shell, or soft stone. The broken drill on the far left was made of Alibates chert, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle. The nearly complete drill in the center, chert type unknown, may have been reworked from a dart point into a drill. The complete drill on the right was made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, which outcrops in western Kansas and Nebraska.

Date: 1000-1500 CE

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Item Number: 456810
Call Number: 14WC408 2018.I.10 through .12
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 456810

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