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Bladelet
Description: This small, thin flake of light red and moderate orange-pink mottled Flint Ridge flint curves inward slightly. It is trapezoidal in cross section and the blade edges are roughly parallel with one straight end and one rounded end. The edges are chipped, possibly from use wear. This piece comes from Hopewell Culture. In Ohio, the Hopewell Indians (100 B.C.-A.D. 500) built burial mounds and large earthen enclosures in geometric shapes (circles, squares, and octagons) to mark the places where the people gathered periodically to participate in many social and ceremonial events. Some of these sites were quite large - the Newark Earthworks complex extends over a 4-square-mile area. The Hopewell people also maintained a large trade network extending as far as the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, the Florida coast and Appalachians, and northern Lake Superior. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A0283_000267_D
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tools, Prehistoric
Places: Bladelet