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A Munkers Creek gouge, like this one from the William Young site in Morris County, were likely used to modify wood and bone. Gouges are a distinctive and diagnostic tool for Munkers Creek phase collections and have a broad base with triangular to parallel sided shape. 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: 505812
Call Number: 14MO304-955
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505812

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