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These obsidian flakes were recovered from the Killdeer site in Cowley County. Some of the obsidian at the Killdeer site was analyzed using x-ray florescence (XRF), an elemental analysis that matches the composition of the artifact to the composition of known sources. Those flakes were determined to be Valle Grande and Cerro Toledo obsidian from New Mexico. The site is a Lower Walnut focus Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) site in Cowley County with numerous pits, basins and post molds. The Killdeer site was excavated during the Kansas Archeology Training Program field school in 1994 and later with Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew members.

Date: 1500-1725 CE

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Item Number: 505816
Call Number: 14CO1-473-1; -701-1 & -744-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505816

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