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This fragment of pipestone was recovered at an archeological site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2013. The function of the artifact is unknown and it may have been a work in progress. The soft, fine-grain pipestone material enabled the carver to shape and smooth the artifact and bevel the edges on two sides. The site is part of what archeologists call the Little River Focus of the Great Bend aspect, whose people practiced fishing, hunting, gathering, and agriculture and are ancestral to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.

Date: 1400-1499 CE

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Item Number: 507203
Call Number: 14RC410 2013.B.3 Taylor donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 507203

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