Sunday, February 5, 2012
Iron Age America
A Unique Artifact Found In Ohio
Prehistoric Wonder Found Near Chillicothe, Ohio
On June 30, 2003 the author of this blog, William Conner of Columbus, Ohio, identified a cast iron hand axe still in its partially broken mold. The plugged pour hole can be seen in the middle of the object. A black and white photo of this artifact was published in the author's book "Iron Age America: Before Columbus." The casting was found on a natural terrace along the North Fork of Paint Creek west of Chillicothe, Ohio, the author's home town.