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Adena clay vessel
Description: Many fragments from a large, thick grit-tempered ceramic vessel have been glued together. The intact pot was an undecorated egg-shaped vessel with a flat rim. It is an artifact from the Adena Culture (800 BCE-100 CE). Most of its base is missing, and it has been restored with foam material. Its two lug handles are broken. It is dark reddish gray and dark gray in color. The vessel was found at the former Dominion Land Company site in what today is the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County). Also known as the Overbrook Ravine Earthwork, the site consisted of two conical mounds surrounded by a circular earthwork. During the early 1950s the Dominion Land Company purchased the earthwork with the intent of making it the site of a housing subdivision, despite an effort by the City of Columbus to preserve it. During four months in 1953 a team of Ohio Historical Society archaeologists and Ohio State students partially excavated the two mounds before the site was leveled. This vessel is one of the artifacts recovered during their excavation. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05928
Subjects: Adena culture--Ohio; Pottery; American Indian history and society; American Indians--Archaeology; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)