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Tooth Artifact
Description: This elk tooth is highly polished and has two holes drilled in the root end, side by side. The tooth is pale yellow in color and comes 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_000035_003
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Teeth;
Places: Tooth Artifact