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This chipped stone gouge was recovered from a Munkers Creek phase archeological site in Chase County. Gouges are a distinctive and diagnostic tool for Munkers Creek phase collections and have a broad base with triangular to parallel sided shape. Gouges were used to modify wood and bone. 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 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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Item Number: 472485
Call Number: 14CS1317-9
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472485

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