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Description: These three canine teeth are from small mammals, possibly raccoons or dogs. A hole (3.6 mm in diameter) was drilled through the root portion of each tooth. They are very pale brown and reddish brown in color. The teeth were used as ornaments and come from Fort Ancient Culture. The Fort Ancient people were a late prehistoric culture living in southern Ohio between 1,100 and 450 years ago. Fort Ancient people were Ohio's original farmers, growing crops of corn, beans, and squash, and thrived in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Villages were made up of a number of circular or rectangular houses surrounding an open plaza. The Fort Ancient people continued to build small burial mounds, but gradually shifted to burials in a cemetery area with no mounds. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A0161_000067_006
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Teeth;
Places: Pendant