ADENA MOUND RADIOCARBON DATES FEATURED IN CHILLICOTHE GAZETTE


  The radiocarbon dates we recently obtained for the Adena Mound are featured in today’s Chillicothe Gazette. Chillicothe was Ohio’s first capital city back in 1803, but based on the spectacular Adena and Hopewell mounds in this region, it must have been Ohio’s capital long before the arrival of Europeans in North America! The new radiocarbon dates are important because Chillicothe’s Adena Mound “…is a landmark in Ohio archaeology, and before this, all that was known … is that it dated to what we normally refer to as the… [Early Woodland ] period, the period in which the Adena culture thrived, but that goes from 1000 B.C. all the way up to A.D. 100. … But now with these radiocarbon dates, we can pinpoint it more exactly in that time line and understand its relationship to earlier sites and later sites… Brad Lepper

Posted January 14, 2014
Topics: Archaeology

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