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Shown are four abraders recovered from the excavations during the 2019 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. Archeologists call these abraders groundstone tools as they are shaped by grinding. The sandstone abraders could be used as pairs, one on each side, to smooth a wood shaft or individually to sharpen or smooth other items. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains, and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: 1400-1700 CE

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Abraders from the Tobias Site, 14RC8 - 1

Item Number: 505004
Call Number: 14RC8-813-2 & -3; 14RC8-3501.003-1; 14RC8-10401.005-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505004

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