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Adena Blade
Description: This biface tool is long, narrow, and leaf-shaped. It is made of Upper Mercer flint that is mostly light gray in color; the tip is dark gray. This piece comes from Adena Culture. The Adena Culture (500 B.C.- 200 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: A4786_000075
Subjects: Adena culture; Mound-builders; Stone implements; Tools, Prehistoric; Woodland culture
Places: Adena Blade