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Adena Blade
Description: This leaf-shaped Adena knife is made of flint that is light gray, reddish brown, and yellowish red; there are pinkish white fossil inclusions. The blade is pointed at one end and rounded at the other. At the rounded end there is an area where the weathered outer layer of the flint core from which the point was made (cortex) is still present. 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: A0351_000027
Subjects: Adena culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Knives, Prehistoric
Places: Adena Blade