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This biface was collected from the Wullschleger site in Marshall County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1961. It is made of local chert from the Flint Hills region. A biface like this one could have been used as a chopping tool or a core that with more work could be turned into a specific tool. The Wullschleger site is a multicomponent (multiple occupations) site with a Munkers Creek phase, which describes a stone tool technology restricted primarily to the Flint Hills. During this time most of North America was in a prolonged drought so severe that some archeologists thought people left the Plains. Munkers Creek artifacts show that people stayed. Munkers Creek sites often contain similar large, crude bifaces, but such artifacts are also found in other places and from other times.

Date: 4250-2850 BCE

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Item Number: 505679
Call Number: 14MH301 61.12.444 Wullschleger donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505679

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