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Description: This stone celt (ungrooved ax) is mostly dark greenish gray in color and has been set into a modern, wooden handle. The wider end of the celt is convex and tapers to a sharp edge, while the smaller end is rounded. 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: A4786_000076
Subjects: Adena culture; Mound-builders; Stone implements; Tools, Prehistoric; Woodland culture
Places: Celt