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Tooth Artifact
Description: This canine tooth, likely from a wolf, has a hole drilled at the root end. There are two parallel incisions on the excurvate margin (outward curving surface). The root portion of the tooth is a slightly darker shade of light yellow than the enamel portion. This piece is 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: A0003_000032_002
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Teeth;
Places: Tooth Artifact