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Tobacco
Description: This modern, dried plant material has seed heads. The attached tag reads: Indian tobacco (Nicotiana rusticum) planted 4/10/85, transplanted 6/17/85, harvested 9/16/85 grown in experimental garden {SunWatch} Indian Village site 33 MY 57. This piece comes from Fort Ancient Culture. 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: A4786_000112
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture;
Places: Tobacco