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These scrapers were collected from the Wells village site in Barton County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2021. Scrapers such as these would have been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. All are made of Alibates flint, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle. This suggests either trade with people further south or travel by the people living in the village. 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: 1650-1750 CE

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Item Number: 509808
Call Number: 14BT404 2021.B.132 through .136
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509808

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