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This gunflint was collected from the Wells archeological site in Barton County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2021. Gunflints were used to generate a spark in a flintlock musket or pistol to ignite the gunpowder and as strike-a-lights for lighting a fire. This one was made from quartzite. The village site had an abundance of artifacts that reflect not only a Dismal River aspect occupation (1650 - 1750 CE) but also a historic component.

Date: 1800-1860

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Native American Made Gunflint from the Wells Site, 14BT404 - 1

Item Number: 509497
Call Number: 14BT404 2021.B.313 7/8" x 3/4"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509497

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