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This modified bone was recovered from excavations during the 1977 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. The rasp was made by cutting grooves into animal bone. Archeologists believe that artifacts like these could have been used as musical instruments by drawing a stick across the grooves or as tally sticks. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains, and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: 1400-1700 CE

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Item Number: 508527
Call Number: 14RC8-2243 Feature 495
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508527

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