Whetstone   Save
Description: This flat, roughly oval-shaped sandstone pebble has grooves worn on both faces, 9 to 11 mm wide. It was possibly used to sharpen bone awls. The whetstone is grayish brown in color and comes from Adena Culture. The Adena Culture (800 B.C.- 100 A.D.), named for a mound found on the Chillicothe estate of Thomas Worthington, lived primarily in present-day Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. They built large effigy and burial mounds. The Adena were primarily hunter-gatherers, but began to grow squash and some weedy plants. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A3748_000044_G_1
Subjects: Adena culture; Mound-builders; Woodland culture; Tools, Prehistoric
Places: Whetstone