Ohio Has Official State Artifact, The Adena Pipe

Gov. John Kasich signed legislation Thursday making the Adena Pipe (far left) Ohio's official artifact. Kasich (center) with Columbus School for Girls students who pushed for legislation.(Photo: Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau Reporter)
Gov. John Kasich signed legislation Thursday making the Adena Pipe (far left) Ohio's official artifact. Kasich (center) with Columbus School for Girls students who pushed for legislation.(Photo: Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau Reporter)

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.

Comments
  • Jonh

    Half of them also probably think that the world is only 7000 years old.

    • Rose Lavien

      CSG is community of young women with many cultures and belief systems represented and embraced. It prides itself in celebrating diversity in thought and practice. Your limited view of this vibrant educational program is undeserved and shallow at best. Shame on you for not doing your homework.