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These bone knives were recovered from the Minneapolis archeological site in Ottawa County during excavation in 1934 and were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1987. They have also been called squash knives, cleavers, or spatulas. They were crafted from a bison scapula (shoulder blade) and would have been used to slice soft plant materials. The Minneapolis site was a Smoky Hill aspect village occupied during the Middle Ceramic time period.

Date: 1232-1409 CE

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Item Number: 509383
Call Number: 14OT5-108; -131; -162
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509383

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