: This granite ax has a groove that runs around its circumference. The granite is dark gray with white speckles. The groove of the ax is slightly polished, but the remaining surface is rough and the bit is dull. There is some dark red staining on one side of the blade. This piece is from the Archaic Period. The Archaic cultures in Ohio existed from about 6,000 B.C. to 1,000 B.C. Their economy was based primarily on hunting and gathering, but they did experiment with cultivating squash. Most Ohio sites are seasonal camps, created as the Indians moved due to the weather and the availability of food sources. Archaic peoples hunted smaller game than their Paleo-Indian predecessors, who pursued mastodons and giant beavers. The Archaic people hunted deer, elk, bear, rabbit, quail, and wild turkey. View on Ohio Memory.
: A4786_000007 Subjects
: Prehistoric peoples; Stone implements; Axes, Prehistoric; Places
: Full Grooved Ax