OCEANS OF KANSAS PALEONTOLOGY

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point1a.jpg (13180 bytes) 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.

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