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These six Munkers Creek knives were collected from an archeological site in Geary County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. Munkers Creek knives are interesting in that many have a clearly visible gloss along one side from silica from grass stems. These knives may have used to cut grass to thatch houses or for other purposes. These are made of local Florence chert from the Flint Hills region. 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: 472525
Call Number: 14GE303 25.43 Brower donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472525

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