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This sea snail shell fragment was recovered from the Radio Lane archeological site in Cowley County. The shell is from the virgate Panama cone snail that is native to the Pacific Ocean from Baja California, Mexico to northern Peru. To find this shell in Kansas suggests either trade with people further southwest or, less likely, travel by the people living at the site to that area. The Radio Lane site was a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there during an archeological salvage project in 1995.

Date: 1400-1725 CE

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Sea Snail Shell from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385 - 1

Item Number: 508418
Call Number: 14CO385-460-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508418

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