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These expanding stem dart points were among the many that were collected from an Archaic site in Cowley County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2013. The dart points are made of local chert from the Flint Hills region and get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. The site was associated with both Calf Creek (a distinctive dart point style that is generally found in eastern Kansas and states to the east and south during the late Paleoindian Period) and Munkers Creek (a stone tool technology restricted primarily to the Flint Hills from 4000 to 3800 BCE). These darts are associated with the Munkers Creek occupation.

Date: 4800-3800 BCE

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Item Number: 505575
Call Number: 14CO120 2013.A.909 & 2013.A.910
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505575

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