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This handle sherd was recovered from the Tobias site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2020. The handle has five vertical incised lines nearly encircling the handle. Handles were sometimes added to the shoulders of the amphora-shaped vessels these people made. They could make lifting the vessel easier, or may have been used to tie on a cover for the vessel opening. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and affiliated tribes. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: 1400-1700 CE

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Item Number: 506043
Call Number: 14RC8 2020.B.90 Reed donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 506043

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