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This polished hematite was recovered from excavations at archeological site 14SA415 in the 1970s and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2020. Hematite is a relatively soft and fine-grained mineral form of iron oxide. It is easily carved and polished, enabling the artifact's carver to shape the piece. The artifact was 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: 509510
Call Number: 14SA415 2020.B.581 Reed donation 7/8" x 3/4"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509510

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