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This scapula hoe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1961. The hoe's maker removed the long spine that runs the length of the scapula (shoulder blade), beveled and sharpened the edge, and hafted it to a handle. The hoe shows edge wear and use polish in addition to an end heavily treated with glue by the donor to eliminate bone crumbling. The hoe was made from the right scapula of a bison, or more likely an elk.

Date: Unknown

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Item Number: 509051
Call Number: 61.34.6 13" x 3.4"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509051

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