Lithic Hoe- Southwind Site, IN


This artifact is a hoe from the Southwind Site (12Po265) located in Posey County, Indiana. It is about 17 cm in length, weighs 400 g., and is made of Mill Creek chert. Of the variety of lithic tools produced in Indiana’s prehistory, farming implements such as this hoe are typical products of Mississippian sites that partially relied on agricultural subsistence. In fact, this artifact can be associated with the rise in the cultivation of maize in Mississippian society. Agricultural tools may have changed over time, but the corn industry is still going strong in Indiana.

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