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Adena Point
Description: This small Adena point has outward-curving edges that taper to a point. The obverse face is fairly flat, while the reverse face has a dorsal ridge. The stem is long and has squared edges, and the basal edge is slightly convex. This piece is made of light gray flint 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: A3490_000035_003
Subjects: Adena culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Projectile points
Places: Adena Point