: These four pieces from the rim of a shell-tempered, ceramic vessel have been glued together. The rim is flat with a slight flare and the surface is cordmarked. The exterior of item is brown, while the interior is a smooth dark gray. This rimsherd comes from Monongahela Culture. The Monongahela people of the Upper Ohio Valley lived in stockaded farming villages in the river valleys and in the uplands. The upland sites may have been built on overland trails that were used for trade and communications. Monongahela dwellings were round, probably domed, huts with attached storage spaces. Some archaeologists believe that competition for farmland led to conflicts among villages. This may have resulted in the abandonment of the region by A.D. 1600. View on Ohio Memory.
: A4005_000198_003 Subjects
: Prehistoric peoples; Pottery, Prehistoric; Places
: Ceramic Rimsherd