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This bone rasp fragment was recovered at the Forrest site, a Keith phase site in Pawnee County during excavations by Kansas Historical Society and University of Kansas archeologists in 1967. The rasp was made by cutting grooves into a deer rib. Archeologists believe that artifacts like these could have been used as musical instruments, by drawing a stick across the grooves, or as tally sticks. This rasp has a series of six long and twenty short lines. The site was occupied sometime between 500 and 1100 CE. The people who lived here were semi-sedentary hunters and gatherers.

Date: 500-1100 CE

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Bone Rasp from the Forrest Site, 14PA303 - 1

Item Number: 474462
Call Number: 14PA303-68-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474462

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