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These two Munkers Creek bifaces were recovered from a multicomponent (multiple occupations) archeological site in Geary County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. Munkers Creek bifaces (chipped stone tools worked on both sides) could have been used as cutting tools or turned into more specialized tools. These are made of local 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: 472545
Call Number: 14GE303 25.43.3875 & .3876 Brower donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472545

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