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These three drill fragments were excavated during the 2019 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. Drills were used to bore holes in materials softer than the drill itself, such as hides, shell, wood, or soft stone. All of these drills have an expanding base. The drill on the right is made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, a good quality knapping material that is exposed in linear beds in northwestern Kansas and western Nebraska. The drill in the center is made of Permian chert and the one on the right is made of an unknown chert type. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: 1400-1600 CE

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Drills from the Tobias Site, 14RC8 - 1

Item Number: 472495
Call Number: 14RC8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472495

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