A variety of archaeological specimens from excavations around Perry Lake in Kansas, including projectile points, ceramic sherds, a deer tooth, a seashell, a green bottle, a piece of porcelain, and a red brick with “V.V.V. Brick & T. Co. Neodesha Kansas” impressed in it.


Archaeology is the study of past human cultures. Through the analysis of material remains recovered from archaeological sites, archaeologists are able to reconstruct past lifeways, behaviors, and adaptations, often through an interdisciplinary approach.
Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City


The archaeological collections size is estimated at 3 million artifacts. These collections comprise one of the largest of prehistoric and historic artifacts within the state of Kansas. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Clinton Lake Project Area, 009-088.

Arrowhead pointing left, courtesy of US Army Corps of Engineers, Clinton Lake Project


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