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These six Munkers Creek dart points were collected from an archeological site in Geary County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. These are made of local Permian chert from the Flint Hills region. Dart points would be mounted to the dart foreshaft, which would in turn be connected to the dart shaft. The assembled dart would then be thrown with an atlatl (spearthrower). 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: 472546
Call Number: 14GE303 25.43 Brower donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472546

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