Subjects: Indians of North America; American Indian history and society; Ohio History -- Natural and Native Ohio; Places: Ohio; Collection: Education Collection Source: Education; E 507 Item ID: OHS: AL05216.tif Description: Scene depicting an Archaic base camp along the Maumee River in northwest Ohio where several families band together to prepare for the upcoming winter. Men and women can be seen carving dugout canoes using stone axes, building fires, fishing and grinding nuts for food storage along the bank. The scene is based on archaeological research from Archaic sites including the Dupont, Raisch-Smith, and Weilnau. The size and configuration of the dugout pictured is based a specific find known as the Ringler dugout, discovered in a glacial bog near Ashland, Ohio.
This painting comes from the "Ancient Ohio" art series, a series of six artworks showing the major archaeological periods from Ohio history. Each painting in the series is based on extensive research and consultation with experts and American Indian scholars. Width: 4715 pixels Height: 3558 pixels