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Bone Artifact
Description: This mandible (lower jaw bone) from a fox is unmodified; the portion comes from the left half of the jaw, and some teeth are missing. It is very pale brown and light yellowish brown in color. 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.
Image ID: A0161_013307
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Animals, Fossil; Bones;
Places: Bone Artifact