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This cache of flakes was recovered from the Thompson Gardens site in Cowley County. A cache is any items that have been stored or hidden for later use. Fourteen blades and flakes of Permian chert from a single core and ten flakes of local Florence chert, also from a single core, were recovered from a cache pit. The latter get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Eleven blades and flakes are shown here. The site was a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there during a salvage archeological investigation in 1995.

Date: 1400-1725 CE

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Item Number: 474411
Call Number: 14CO1509-29 Feature 126
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474411

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