Photo: Rare Fifth-Century Native Pendant Unearthed in Ohio

Photo: Rare Fifth-Century Native Pendant Unearthed in Ohio

By: 
ICTMN Staff
3/20/15

 

This week’s image stems from a discovery crews digging a ditch made in Newtown, Ohio. At the beginning of March they found  a rare Native American pendant. The shell pendant is actually a gorget, and was found among human remains and other artifacts.

A curator at the Cincinnati Museum Center told WLWT News 5 that only about eight pendants of this style and period—this one dates to about the fifth century—exist in the United States.

“A gorget is an ornamental item. These gorgets have three holes in them. They have two at the top for suspension and there’s one in the middle where they possibly could have been attached to clothing or something else, and on the inside, they are engraved,” Bob Genheimer, Rieveschl Curator for Archeology at the Cincinnati Museum Center, told the National Monitor.

The image was featured in this week’s Indian Country Today Media Network newsletter.

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Chooj
"The shell pendant is actually a gorget, and was found among human remains and other artifacts." Okay, what happened next? Is this "discovery crew" continuing to dig in what appears to be a burial ground? Are these ancestor's "remains" being stuffed into another museum? The gorget is beautiful but there's more of a story here.

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