|Flint Ridge flint bladelets and cores from the Dobson Village site|
- a flintknapping workshop near Flint Ridge.
Image Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Blog.
Brad Lepper, of the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Blog, has written an informative post about recent research into the Hopewell culture's use of Flint Ridge flint.
"Ohio State University archaeologist Richard Yerkes found that bladelets were used for an even greater variety of tasks, including cutting hide or meat, scraping hides, working bone or antler, wood working, cutting plants, and incising stone. At the LIC-79 sites, located near the Newark Earthworks, meat and hide cutting was the principal activity whereas at the Marietta Earthworks, bone and antler working predominated."
For more information,
- Archaeology: Flint Tool Disappeared with Hopewell Culture
- Bradley T. Lepper, The Columbus Dispatch
- December 7, 2014.
- Kay, Marvin and Robert C. Mainford Jr. Functional analysis of prismatic blades and bladelets from Pinson Mounds, Tennessee. Journal of Archaeological Science 50:63-83
- Flint Ridge State Memorial
- Middle Woodland/Hopewell
- What's the Point? Identifying Flint Artifacts
- Pinson Mounds State Park
- Pinson Mounds Virtual Tour for Kids
- Pinson Mounds- A Hopewell Pilgrimage Center
- Brad Lepper, Ohio History Connection Archaeology Blog.
- December 7, 2013.
- Pinson Mounds: Middle Woodland Ceremonialism in the Midsouth
- Robert C. & Mainfort Jr.
- The University of Arkansas Press
- Ohio Hopewell Community Organization
- William S. Dancey & Paul J. Pacheco
- Kent State University Press