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Pestle
Description: This large, cylindrical roller pestle is dusky red in color. One end is rounded and the other end is slightly tapered. It is made of sandstone 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: A3723_000149
Subjects: Adena culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tools, Prehistoric
Places: Pestle