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These bifaces were recovered from the William Young site in Morris County. They are made of local chert from the Flint Hills region. Bifaces like these could have been used as a chopping tool or a blank intended to be turned into a specific tool at a later date. The William Young site has a Munkers Creek component which often contain similar large, crude bifaces. Such artifacts can also be found in other places and times. The Munkers Creek phase 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, but they had to adapt by using many different types of animals and plants for food in a less productive environment.

Date: 4250-2850 BCE

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Item Number: 505733
Call Number: 14MO304-565; -956 & -1792 Tulsa USACE
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505733

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