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This Paleoindian projectile point base was collected from Dickinson County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1917. It is made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, a good quality knapping material that is exposed in linear beds in northwestern Kansas and western Nebraska. This spear point has ground edges at the base to protect the hafting. Paleoindian people traveled in small groups, hunting large game, including now extinct bison. Stone tools help reveal how these people lived, traveled, and differed from other groups.

Date: 11000-7000 BCE

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Item Number: 457633
Call Number: 14DN 17.12.94 Lyon donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457633

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