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This drill was recovered from the Larcom-Haggard archeological site in Cowley County. Drills were used to bore holes in materials softer (hides, shell, or soft stone) than the drill material itself. The drill is made of local Florence chert from the Flint Hills and gets its pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. The Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village was discovered in a bend of the Walnut River. A modern gravel quarry destroyed much of the site. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there as the final stage of a salvage project in 1996.

Date: 1400-1750 CE

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Drill from the Larcom-Haggard Site, 14CO1 - 1

Item Number: 474313
Call Number: 14CO1-162-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474313

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