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Adena Cache Blade
Description: This long, narrow, flint biface is leaf-shaped. The blade is made of very dark gray Upper Mercer flint and comes from Adena Culture. The Adena Culture (800 B.C.- 100 A.D.), named for a mound found on the Chillicothe estate of Thomas Worthington, lived primarily in present-day Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. They built large effigy and burial mounds. The Adena were primarily hunter-gatherers, but began to grow squash and some weedy plants. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A0124_000006_010
Subjects: Adena culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tools, Prehistoric
Places: Adena Cache Blade