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These gunflints were recovered from an archeological site in Morris County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2020. Gunflints were used to generate a spark in a flintlock musket or pistol to ignite the powder and as strike-a-lights for lighting a fire. These gunflints were made from local Flint Hills region cherts, Alibates agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle, chalcedony, and glass from a wine bottle. 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: 508146
Call Number: 14MO414 2020.D.1030 through .1034
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508146

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