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These dart points were recovered from the William Young site in Morris County by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. Munkers Creek dart points, like these, were mounted to the dart foreshaft, which in turn were connected to the dart shaft. The assembled dart would then be thrown with an atlatl (spearthrower). The dart points are made of local chert from the Flint Hills and the pink color of the broken dart point is the result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. 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 may have chosen their habitats carefully.

Date: 4250-2850 BCE

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Item Number: 505760
Call Number: 14MO304-961 & 14MO304-1869
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505760

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