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This type of pottery is called Ocate Micaceous and was made in northern New Mexico beginning around 1550 CE. The mineral Mica was added to the clay when the pot that this sherd came from was made. The mica makes the sherd glitter. The sherd, now in three pieces, was recovered from excavations during the 2019 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. Ocate Micaceous is similar to the Dismal River style of pottery from western Kansas and arrived at the site through trade. 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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Item Number: 472576
Call Number: 14RC8-3701-76
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472576

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