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These six drills were used to bore holes in softer materials than the drill material itself, such as hides, shells, or soft stone. Those on the top row were made of Alibates flint, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle. The drill on the bottom left was made of Tahlequah chert, that outcrops in eastern Oklahoma. The drill on the center bottom row is made of heat-treated Permian chert and the drill on the bottom right was made of an unknown chert type. All six drills were recovered from the excavations at the 1977 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains, and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: 1400-1700 CE

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Item Number: 457038
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457038

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