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Shoulder Knife
Description: This shoulder knife was worked in a triangular shape that expands to a oval-shaped base. It is made of very dark gray, gray, and pinkish white flint. This piece is from Fort Ancient Culture. The Fort Ancient people were a late prehistoric culture living in southern Ohio between 1,100 and 450 years ago. 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: A1929_000080_002
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Knives, Prehistoric;
Places: Shoulder Knife