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This three scrapers were recovered from a Munkers Creek phase archeological site in Chase County. Scrapers such as these may have been hafted to a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. These three are made of local Permian chert. 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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Item Number: 472487
Call Number: 14CS1317
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472487

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