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These five scrapers were recovered from the Shrope village site in Cowley County. Scrapers were used to scrape hides and may have been hafted onto handles. The scrapers are made of Florence chert from the Flint Hills region of Kansas. Four of the scrapers get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. 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: 474407
Call Number: 14CO331
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474407

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