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These four knife fragments were recovered from excavations during the 2019 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. The knives may have been used as cutting tools, for other purposes such as scraping, or as a performs from which other tools could be made. Two are made of Permian chert from the Flint Hills, region, one is made of basalt, and one is made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, a good quality knapping material that outcrops in northwestern Kansas and western Nebraska. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had 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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Knife Fragments from the Tobias Site, 14RC8 - 1

Item Number: 472564
Call Number: 14RC8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472564

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