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Cincinnati Tablet
Description: This plaster cast is a reproduction of an Adena artifact known as the Cincinnati Tablet. The original is a dark gray, bow tie-shaped, sandstone plate with an abstract design engraved on the obverse face. The reverse face has multiple grooves, possibly for sharpening bone implements. This piece is from the 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_000083_1
Subjects: Adena culture; Mound-builders; Woodland culture;
Places: Cincinnati Tablet