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Description: This hoe was made from a large section of antler, perhaps elk, that was split lengthwise. The lower edge is polished, perhaps from use. The hoe is light brownish gray and pale yellow 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: A0246_000020
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Hoes, Prehistoric; Agriculture, Prehistoric;
Places: Hoe