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This large biface was recovered from the Pawnee Indian Village site in Republic County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society. It is made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, a type of chert that outcrops in western Kansas and north into Nebraska. It may have been stored for future use (what archeologists call a cache), meant for trade, or had some other significance we today do not know. The Pawnee Indian Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A museum was built over one of the lodges that was then excavated, leaving the exposed floor visible.

Date: 1770-1802

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Biface from the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1 - 1

Item Number: 510187
Call Number: 14RP1 11 7/8" x 4 7/16"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 510187

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