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Gorget
Description: This sandstone gorget is oval shaped with squared-off ends. The reverse side is flat and the upper surface is rounded. On the opposite side are two large holes centered in the middle that were drilled from the reverse side. On the upper surface the holes have been countersunk. The gorget is mottled reddish brown with some deposits of dark reddish gray. There are some losses on the reverse side. On the upper surface there is a small chip and an oval depression that may be a natural fault. This piece is 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: A3981_000303
Subjects: Adena culture; Mound-builders; Woodland culture;
Places: Gorget