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This turquoise bead was recovered from the Thompson Gardens site in Cowley County during excavations by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew in 1995. Turquoise is not common at Kansas archeological sites and this bead reflects trade with the southwest. The site has a variety of distinctive stone, ceramic, and bone tools that are part of a set of characteristics that archeologists call the Great Bend aspect. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and affiliated tribes.

Date: 1400-1700 CE

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Turquoise Bead from the Thompson Gardens Site, 14CO1509 - 1

Item Number: 505814
Call Number: 14CO1509-20-7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505814

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