: Photograph of copper rings recovered during the excavation of Adena Mound in Ross County, Ohio.
In 1901, while curator of archaeology for 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.
: AV17_B03F02_E10_05 Subjects
: Earthworks (Archaeology); American Indians in Ohio; Excavations (Archaeology)--Ohio; Artifacts; Adena culture--Ohio; Adena Mound; Places
: Ross County (Ohio)