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These gardening hoes were recovered from excavations at archeological site 14SA415 in the 1970s and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2020. The hoes were made of local mussel shells and show use wear on the edges. The mussel shells were perforated in the center and these holes served as mounts for the handles. They were recovered from a Smoky Hill phase lodge at the site occupied during the Middle Ceramic period in Saline County.

Date: 1200-1299 CE

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Item Number: 509004
Call Number: 14SA415 2020.B.578 through .580 Reed donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509004

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