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Adz
Description: This adz is roughly rectangular and tapers slightly toward one rounded end. 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. It is primarily gray in color, but is also mottled with black and light gray. There are yellowish red and reddish brown deposits on one side. This piece is 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_000155_005
Subjects: Adena culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tools, Prehistoric
Places: Adz