J. Hofman, Barbara Crable
Aug 2, 2018
The Johnson cache is a collection of 65 chipped stone artifacts, all made from varieties of Permian chert, which were found in the bank of Cow Creek in Rice County, central Kansas. The artifacts include large bifacial cores, triangular arrow point preforms, blade-like end-scraper blanks, and a few flake tools. This collection is interpreted to represent essential elements of Great Bend aspect people’s chipped stone technological system which was placed into storage for potential future use, but which was never reopened and used. The cache is thought to date between AD 1200 and 1600.