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Ohio Has Official State Artifact, The Adena Pipe
A 2,000 year old pipe from the ancient Adena culture is now the stateâ€™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.
â€œNow they told me that they have finally figured out how old this is, 10 A.D., so over 2,000 years old. Thatâ€™s perfect isnâ€™t it?â€ 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 stateâ€™s official artifact.
During the years, other CSG classes joined the push for the bill as they studied Ohioâ€™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.