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This knife was one of nine chipped stone knives found atop a sandstone outcrop in Russell County. It is made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, a type of chert that outcrops in western Kansas and north into Nebraska. Archeologists believe that knives shaped like this one could have been used for bison butchering. It is unknown if these knives were forgotten or deliberately left atop that sandstone outcrop.

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Item Number: 513453
Call Number: 14RU306-2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 513453

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