: This large, thick, flat mortar is roughly rectangular in shape and slightly rounded at both ends. Both the obverse and reverse faces are relatively flat. The mortar is weak red in color 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.
: A3104_000111 Subjects
: Adena culture; Woodland culture; Tools, Prehistoric; Places