Mississippian Period tablet   Save
Mississippian Period tablet
Description: Tablet from the Mississippian period, 900 AD-1600 AD, held in the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Collection. This large, circular tablet (26.2 mm deep, 220 mm diameter) has two rattlesnakes circling one another with cross-hatching at the edge and part of the snake design. Rattles have multiple heart-shaped designs, and each snake has two fangs and teeth. Reverse face has a square perforation partially drilled in the center, with scallops cut along edges and an incised line just inside the line of scallops at 16 mm from the edge. Sides are grooved along the edges at the point where the scallops meet the edge. The tablet is made of stone, possibly sandstone, that is dark yellowish-brown in color. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL00273
Subjects: American Indians--Archaeology; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; Artifacts
Places: Mississippian Period tablet