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This alternately beveled knife was collected from the Trowbridge archeological site in Wyandotte County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1973. It gets its pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Repeated sharpening on the knife's alternate sides created the bevels. Trowbridge is a Kansas City Hopewell site from the Early Ceramic Period. During this time archeologists find evidence of houses, cultivated plants, and decorated pottery.

Date: 1-250 CE

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Alternately Beveled Knife from the Trowbridge Site, 14WY1 - 1

Item Number: 513736
Call Number: 14WY1 73.68.4854 Trowbridge donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 513736

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