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This bone needle and four awls were recovered from the Tobias site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2020. Needles and awls typically were made from bone splinters, then sharpened and polished. They were used to make holes in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacturing and applying tattoos. 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: 506044
Call Number: 14RC8 2020.B. Reed donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 506044

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