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This drill was recovered from the Larcom-Haggard site in Cowley County. Drills were used to bore holes in softer materials than the drill itself, such as hides, shell, wood, or soft stone. This drill is made of local Florence chert from the Flint Hills region that was carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. The drill was modified from a Great Bend aspect knife and notched to aid in hafting. The Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village was discovered in an old river meander with a modern gravel quarry greatly impacting the site. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there in 1996 as the final stage of a salvage project.

Date: 1400-1750 CE

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Drill from the Larcom-Haggard Site, 14CO1 - 1

Item Number: 474481
Call Number: 14CO1-352-44 Feature 1051
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474481

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