: This oblong hammer has a groove extending most of the way around the circumference and a flattened base. The bit end is quite rounded and pockmarked as the result of use. The hammer is made of stone that is pale brown and grayish brown in color. 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_000009_1 Subjects
: Prehistoric peoples; Stone implements; Tools, Prehistoric; Places
: 3/4 Grooved Hammer