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Gaitskill Tablet
Description: This plaster cast is a reproduction of an Adena artifact known as the Gaitskill Tablet. The original is a dark brown, rectangular stone plate with abstract designs representing bird heads on the obverse face. The reverse face is flat. This piece is 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_000082
Subjects: Adena culture; Mound-builders; Woodland culture;
Places: Gaitskill Tablet