: This fragment is from the rim of a shell-tempered Feurt Incised ceramic pot. On the exterior of the rim the clay is black and dark brown in color. On the interior the clay is reddish yellow. The rim is flat and the neck of the pot is decorated with an incised chevron pattern that extends nearly to the top of the pot. Below the chevron pattern are incised horizontal lines. This piece is from Fort Ancient Culture. The Fort Ancient people were a late prehistoric culture living in southern Ohio between 1,100 and 450 years ago. Fort Ancient people were Ohio's original farmers, growing crops of corn, beans, and squash, and thrived in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Villages were made up of a number of circular or rectangular houses surrounding an open plaza. The Fort Ancient people continued to build small burial mounds, but gradually shifted to burials in a cemetery area with no mounds. View on Ohio Memory.
: A3729_000002 Subjects
: Fort Ancient culture; Pottery, Prehistoric; Places
: Feurt Incised Ceramic Rimsherd