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This flintknapping tool, an antler billet, was recovered from the Shrope village site in Cowley County. The billet was made from the base of an antler and was used like a hammer to remove flakes from chert during flintknapping. The Shrope site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village, was excavated by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew in 1995. Forty-ne 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: 474315
Call Number: 14CO331-238-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474315

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