Adena Pipe and Mississippian Tablet photograph   Save
Adena Pipe and Mississippian Tablet photograph
Description: Photograph showing the Adena Man and the Mississippian Tablet. The Adena Pipe is carved out of Ohio pipestone into the likeness of an ancient American Indian man, and was discovered by William C. Mills in 1901 during an excavation of the Adena Mound in Chillicothe, Ohio. Tubular pipes such as this one were common in the Adena culture (800 B.C. - A.D. 1), although effigy pipes are unusual, rendering this particular pipe very unique. It is now recognized as the state artifact of Ohio. The Mississippian Tablet is a large, circular tablet (26.2 mm deep, 220 mm diameter) that has two engraved rattlesnakes circling one another on its surface. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08434
Subjects: American Indians in Ohio; Adena culture; Adena Mound; Archaeology--United States--History; Ohio state symbols
Places: Ross County (Ohio)