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Description: This straight, slender piece of animal bone tapers to a dull point at one end. The opposite end is squared off and is 9.19 mm wide; at the same end there are four incised parallel lines encircling the bone. Toward the pointed end there are four deeper incised lines around the circumference. The pin is gray and light gray 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: A0161_000057_013
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Pins and needles, Prehistoric;
Places: Pin