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Description: This elongated ground stone, roller-type pestle is cylindrical in shape with rounded ends. There are several scars on the surface of the stone, probably made by a farmer's plow. The pestle is olive gray and dark gray in color and comes from the Archaic Period. The Archaic cultures in Ohio existed from about 6,000 B.C. to 1,000 B.C. Their economy was based primarily on hunting and gathering, but they did experiment with cultivating squash. Most Ohio sites are seasonal camps, created as the Indians moved due to the weather and the availability of food sources. Archaic peoples hunted smaller game than their Paleo-Indian predecessors, who pursued mastodons and giant beavers. The Archaic people hunted deer, elk, bear, rabbit, quail, and wild turkey. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A0011_000037
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Tools, Prehistoric;
Places: Pestle