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These three body sherds were collected from the Wullscheleger site in Marshall County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1960 and 1961. When a ceramic pot developed a crack American Indians did not always discard the pot, but instead they attempted a repair. These body sherds show how they drilled a conical hole on one side of the crack. A corresponding hole would have been drilled on the other side. Next sinew or cordage would have been laced between the two to close the crack, hopefully keeping the crack from expanding. All three sherds have grit temper and are decorated on the surface with cord marking. The Wullscheleger site was occupied periodically from the Early Ceramic to the Late Ceramic periods.

Date: 1000-1800 CE

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Pottery with Repair Holes from the Wullscheleger Site, 14MH301 - 1

Item Number: 457881
Call Number: 14MH301 60.70 & 61.12 Wullscheleger donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457881

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