: This very pale brown beamer, a type of scraper, was made from a complete unbroken deer cannon (leg) bone. One side of the bone was cut away in a wide U-shape to form a sharp edge that was used to scrape animal hides. This piece 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.
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: Fort Ancient culture; Bone implements, Prehistoric; Places