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Bladelet
Description: This slightly curved flake of Flint Ridge flint has roughly parallel sides and a narrow flake scar running down the obverse face. There is some flaking, possibly use wear, along one edge. This piece comes from 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: A1176_000098
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tools, Prehistoric
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