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Tooth Artifact
Description: This canine tooth, likely from a wolf, has a hole drilled at the root end. There are four parallel incisions on the excurvate margin (outward curving surface). 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_000032_001
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Teeth;
Places: Tooth Artifact