: This bell-shaped sandstone pestle has a squat lower portion and thick hand grip. The pestle is made of dusky red sandstone 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.
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: Adena culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tools, Prehistoric Places