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These scrapers were recovered in 1981 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at an archeological site in Rice County. Scrapers such as these would have been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. They are made of Alibates flint, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle; Smoky Hill silicified chalk, which outcrops in western Kansas and Nebraska; and local cherts from the Flint Hills region. The site is what archeologists call part of the Little River Focus of the Great Bend Aspect (ancestral Wichita), whose people practiced fishing, hunting, gathering, and agriculture.

Date: 1400-1499 CE

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Item Number: 506227
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 506227

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