Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohio Has Official State Artifact, The Adena Pipe
A 2,000 year old pipe from the ancient Adena culture is now the state’s official artifact.
Gov. John Kasich signed legislation to that effect Thursday, alongside a case holding the pipe in front of dozens of students from Columbus School for Girls.
“Now they told me that they have finally figured out how old this is, 10 A.D., so over 2,000 years old. That’s perfect isn’t it?” Kasich asked.
The prehistoric effigy pipe was linked to the ancient Adena culture. It was found in 1901 in a burial mound near Chillicothe.
In 2009, fourth-graders at the Columbus School for Girls proposed the Adena pipe be made the state’s official artifact.
During the years, other CSG classes joined the push for the bill as they studied Ohio’s political system. Students told lawmakers they learned the legislative process requires patience and persistence, and that sometimes people speak at hearings for longer than their allotted time.