OCEANS OF KANSAS PALEONTOLOGY
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|LEFT: The combination of fossils (Fusulinids),
mineralization and a very old man-made object, all rolled in to one. The arrowhead was
made from chert that was probably picked up in eastern Kansas ("Flint Hills" -
Upper Pennsylvanian). The fossils are most likely a genus named Triticites.
The arrowhead was found in southwest Sedgwick County, Kansas, on a sandbar of Cowskin
Creek in 1972. It is a beautiful piece of workmanship. Point is 2.8 cm long by 1.3 cm
across the base. The diameter of the fusulinid in
cross-section is about 3.5 mm. Scale is in mm.
According to my friend, Pete Bussen, this point is probably between 500 and 1000 years old.