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These five Munkers Creek axes were collected from a multicomponent (multiple occupations) archeological site in Geary County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. These distinctive shaped axes, made of local Florence chert, were used for felling trees and woodworking. One of the occupations at the Elliott site was the Munkers Creek phase, which 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: 472499
Call Number: 14GE303 25.43 Brower donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472499

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