Adena Mound excavation photograph   Save
Ohio History Connection Archaeology Photograph Collection
Description: This photograph depicts the excavation crew working on the last cut on the bottom of the Adena Mound in Chillicothe, Ohio, 1901. In 1901, William C. Mills excavated the Adena Mound. At the time, Mills was the Curator of Archaeology at the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society (now the Ohio History Connection). He and his team of workers discovered a number of artifacts in the mound, including copper bracelets and rings, slate gorgets, spear points made from Flint Ridge flint, and many bone and shell beads. The most remarkable artifact found in the Adena Mound was the Adena effigy pipe, also known as the Adena Man, which is now recognized as the state artifact of Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08566
Subjects: Adena Culture (800 B.C.–A.D. 100); Adena Mound; Excavations (Archaeology)--Ohio; Mills, William C. (William Corless), 1860-1928;
Places: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)