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These seven Munkers Creek axes were collected from an 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. 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: 472526
Call Number: 14GE303 25.43 Brower donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472526

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