Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Shell Beads from the Booth Site, 14CM406 - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at KSHS.reference@ks.gov or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

These shell beads were recovered from the Booth archeological site in Comanche County during the Kansas Archeology Training Program field school in 1989. The bead on the left is made of an Olivella shell and the one on the right from a mussel shell. The shell is delicate and great care must have been taken to create the beads. The Booth site has evidence of multiple or long term occupations that are part of the Wilmore complex (1000 - 1500 CE) in western Kansas.

Date: 1400-1499 CE

Bookbag Share Print

Item Number: 511891
Call Number: 14CM406-1240 & 14CM406-3550
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 511891

Copyright © 2007-2022 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.