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Description: These 53 shell beads are barrel-shaped and of different sizes. The beads are generally white in color and were part of 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_000080
Subjects: Adena culture; Mound-builders; Woodland culture; Shell beads;
Places: Beads