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This modified deer mandible was recovered from excavations during the 2019 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. The mandible is heavily worn on all edges and highly polished across its surface. Artifacts such as this one are sometimes interpreted as corn shellers, used to shell kernels from the corn cob. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that has 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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Modified Deer Mandible from the Tobias Site, 14RC8 - 1

Item Number: 472501
Call Number: 14RC8-10313.001-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472501

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