ADENA PIPE MADE FROM SCIOTOVILLE CLAY


In todays Columbus Dispatch, Dale Gnidovec, curator of the Orton Geological Museum at the Ohio State University, describes the source of the raw material from which some exceptional ancient Native American artisan carved Ohios State Artifact.
The Adena Pipe is made from Sciotoville clay, a kind of flint clay, which formed in Ohio’s tropical forests 320 million years ago!
 
The flint clay was quarried from along the Scioto River near Portsmouth about 2,000 years ago.
 
Brad Lepper

 

Posted June 16, 2013
Topics: Archaeology

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