Tools, trade items found

Frank Conard, an anthropology graduate of the University of Kansas, shows a portion of a bison bone tool that he is excavating from a trash pit used more than 400 years ago by ancestors of the Wichita Indians who lived at Etzanoa. Conard is one of eight students who were working at a dig site Friday in eastern Arkansas City. He said a small piece of glass representing an item brought by Spanish explorers in 1601 to the site also has found by students. They also excavated a fragment of turquoise that represents a trade item brought back to Kansas from New Mexico. See more, Page 12A.

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