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This bone awl was recovered from the Shrope village site in Cowley County. Awls such as this one are usually made from deer bone. They were used to make holes in soft material, like hides, and possibly in the manufacturing of baskets and pottery. The Shrope site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village, was excavated by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew in 1995. Forty-one archeological features, such as storage pits, hearths, and post molds, were uncovered at the site.

Date: 1400-1725 CE

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Item Number: 474314
Call Number: 14CO331-403-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474314

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