Adena Ground-Stone Tools

5a.4 Adena Ground-Stone Tools

Adena Ground-Stone Tools

Like their Archaic forbearers, the Adena culture of the Ohio Valley was well adapted to a forested environment. Evidence of this is provided by the woodworking and plant preparation tools found at Adena sites. The Adena people ground and polished stone the same way the Archaic cultures had. However, Adena axes were not grooved, probably because the Adena people used a different method for mounting the ax heads into wooden handles. These ungrooved axes are often called celts.

Image Number: FOCase38