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This bone rasp was recovered from excavations during the 2019 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. The rasp was made by cutting grooves into a deer rib. Archeologists believe that artifacts like these could have been used as musical instruments by drawing a stick across the grooves. 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. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: 1400-1600 CE

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Bone Rasp from the Tobias Site, 14RC8 - 1

Item Number: 472614
Call Number: 14RC8-10303.002-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472614

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