Celina in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Prehistoric Indians / Historic Indians
Man's first occupation of this area is marked by the discovery of prehistoric artifacts. Evidence shows that this area was used primarily as a hunting grounds. Items, such as flint spear and arrow points, stone tools and slate ornaments, have been found in fields throughout the surroundings countryside. Examples of the Paleo-Indian culture, such as a fitted flint Clovis spear point found near the lake indicate mans presence here over 8,990 years ago. Because of the nomadic life of these Paleo Indian cultures, these artifacts are rare and most often found as individual or isolated juices. Relics are also found represented Indian cultures like the Adena from the Archaic cultural period, which existed between 7,000 B.C. to 2,000 B.C. and the Hopewell and Woodland cultures of the Woodland cultural. This period began after the Archaic, and lasted up to 1000 A.D. Fort Ancient and Erie were cultures that mad the transition into the Historic tribes which felt the influence of the European Cultures.
The Indian cultures were a product of nature. They moved around as compelled
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans.
Location. 40° 32.655′ N, 84° 34.251′ W. Marker is in Celina, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 127) 0.1 miles south of Lake Shore Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celina OH 45822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Celina City Hall (here, next to this marker); Grand Lake St. Marys Points Of Interest (here, next to this marker); Mercer County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Lake Improvments (within shouting distance of this marker); Geologic History (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Lake St. Marys (within shouting distance of this marker); Points Of Intrest In Mercer And Auglaize Counties (within shouting distance of this marker); Mercer County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celina.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.