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This chipped stone axe was recovered from a Munkers Creek phase archeological site in Chase County. This distinctive shaped axe, made of local Florence chert, was used for felling trees and woodworking. The Munkers Creek phase describes a stone tool technology restricted primarily to the Flint Hills. During this time most of North America was in a prolonged drought so severe that some archeologists thought people left the Plains. Munkers Creek artifacts show that people stayed, but they had to adapt by using many different types of animals and plants for food in a less productive environment.

Date: 4250-2850 BCE

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Munkers Creek Axe from 14CS1317 - 1

Item Number: 472483
Call Number: 14CS1317-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472483

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