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These gunflints were recovered from an archeological site in Morris County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2020. The square gunflints were quarried and manufactured in France. Gunflints were used to generate a spark in a flintlock musket or pistol to ignite the gunpowder and as strike-a-lights for lighting a fire. The site had multiple occupations from the Archaic period (8000 to 2000 years ago) to the late 1800s and was one of three large Kansa sites along the Neosho River occupied during the mid-19th century. These gunflints date from the Kansa occupation.

Date: 1847-1874

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Item Number: 508112
Call Number: 14MO414 2020.D.1024 through .1029 Thomas donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508112

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