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Lakin Tablet
Description: This plaster cast is a reproduction of an Adena artifact known as the Lakin Tablet. The original is a rectangular plate made of brown sandstone that has abstract designs of birds, human faces, and other indeterminate forms. The designs are incised on one side, while the reverse face is flat. This piece 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: A4786_000081
Subjects: Adena culture; Mound-builders; Woodland culture;
Places: Lakin Tablet