: This copper earspool fragment is roughly funnel-shaped, with a ragged outer edge that in some areas curls back toward the narrow, pointed base. The base leans to one side and there is a hole through its center. The fragment is dark gray, light green, and light yellowish brown 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_004 Subjects
: Hopewell culture; Indian copperwork; Mound-builders; Woodland culture Places
: Earspool Fragment