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Bladelet
Description: This bladelet, made of dark bluish gray and bluish gray Upper Mercer flint, is slightly curved at both ends. One end is rounded while the other is squared. The sides of the bladelet are parallel and there is a flake scar running the entire length of the dorsal side. This piece is from the Hopewell Culture. In Ohio, the Hopewell Indians (100 B.C.-A.D. 500) built burial mounds and large earthen enclosures in geometric shapes (circles, squares, and octagons) to mark the places where the people gathered periodically to participate in many social and ceremonial events. Some of these sites were quite large - the Newark Earthworks complex extends over a 4-square-mile area. The Hopewell people also maintained a large trade network extending as far as the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, the Florida coast and Appalachians, and northern Lake Superior. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A3062_000163_006
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tools, Prehistoric
Places: Bladelet