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These arrow points were recovered from the Shrope village site in Cowley County. The arrow points are made of Florence chert from the Flint Hills region. Archeologists identify these small, triangular, side-notched arrow points as Fresno points. The arrow points get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Though small and thin, they would have been extremely effective on the hunt. 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: 474408
Call Number: 14CO331
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474408

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