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Ohio History Connection Archaeology Photograph Collection
Description: This photograph depicts the closing day of the Adena Mound excavation in Chillicothe, Ohio, 1901. In 1901, while Curator of Archaeology of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society (now the Ohio History Connection), William C. Mills excavated the Adena Mound. 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: AL08567
Subjects: Adena Culture (800 B.C.–A.D. 100); Adena Mound; Excavations (Archaeology)--Ohio; Mounds--Ohio--Ross County
Places: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)