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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 Archeologists thought people left the Plains. Munkers Creek artifacts show that people stayed, but they may have chosen their habitats carefully. Some Munkers Creek knives, like this one from the William Young site in Morris County, are interesting because they have a visible gloss along one side. This gloss is silica from grass stems. People may have used these knives to cut grass to thatch houses of for other purposes.

Date: 4250-2850 BCE

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Item Number: 505768
Call Number: 14MO304-1880
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505768

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