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Plains history unearthed in artifacts

2:19:16 PM CDT - Friday, March 11, 2005

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The collection includes several ancient Snyders point spearheads dating back to about 200 A.D., shown in the photo above. Some pieces from the collection can be viewed in a display case located at the north end of the first-floor hallway in Neff Hall.

Photo by Melissa Lacey

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After visiting with officials at other museums, including the Kansas Historical Society, the late Richard Stauffer and his daughter Brandy Allison (left) decided to donate the items to WSU's anthropology department and the Lowell D. Holmes Museum when they discovered the collection would not only be displayed but be used for teaching and research.

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Don Blakeslee, professor of anthropology, left, and Marcia Meier, graduate student, examine a portion of a cooking vessel made by ancestral Wichita Indians between 300 to 500 years ago. The vessel is part of an extensive collection of Great Plains Indians artifacts, found mostly in the Flint Hills by a retired art professor from Emporia State and his family, that has been donated to WSU and is offering WSU professional and student archaeologists insights into Plains history.

Photo by Melissa Lacey



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