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This bone rasp was collected from the Wells village site in Barton County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2007. The rasp was made by cutting grooves into a bison rib. Archeologists believe that artifacts like these could have been used as musical instruments by drawing a stick across the grooves. The village site had an abundance of artifacts that reflect not only a Dismal River aspect (Apache) occupation (1650 - 1750 CE) but also a historic component.

Date: 1650-1750 CE

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Item Number: 513029
Call Number: 14BT404 2007.H.3262 Gunderson donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 513029

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