: This cylindrical bar of copper tapers slightly at the ends and is twisted into a tight coil. It is dark gray and light green in color. This piece comes from Hopewell Culture. In Ohio, the Hopewell Indians (100 B.C.-A.D. 500) built burial mounds and large earthen enclosures in geometric shapes (circles, squares, and octagons) to mark the places where the people gathered periodically to participate in many social and ceremonial events. Some of these sites were quite large - the Newark Earthworks complex extends over a 4-square-mile area. The Hopewell people also maintained a large trade network extending as far as the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, the Florida coast and Appalachians, and northern Lake Superior. View on Ohio Memory.
: A4346_023989_003 Subjects
: Copper implements, Prehistoric; Hopewell culture; Mound-builders; Woodland culture Places
: Copper Bar