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Adz
Description: This chisel, or adz, is roughly rectangular and tapers slightly toward one end, which is rounded. The other end is squared and sharpened. One side is highly polished from use and is flatter than the opposite side, which has a rounded profile. The adz is gray mottled with very dark gray and white, and there are deposits of light yellowish brown on one side. This piece is from the 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_000155_004
Subjects: Adena culture; Woodland Culture; Mound-builders; Tools, Prehistoric
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