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This obsidian Fresno arrow point was recovered from the Thompson Gardens site in Cowley County. Archeologists identify Fresno arrow points as being triangular and unnotched. Though small and thin, it would have been extremely effective on the hunt. There is no natural source of obsidian in Cowley County, so it was likely traded from a volcanic source such as the Yellowstone region of Wyoming or Taos, New Mexico. Archeologists are interested in what the artifacts, even the smallest of artifacts, can tell about how people used resources, moved across their landscapes and interacted with other groups. The site was a large Great Bend aspect village. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and affiliated tribes. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the site in 1995.

Date: 1400-1725 CE

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Item Number: 507169
Call Number: 14CO1509-7-2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 507169

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