: This restored ceramic vessel has a slightly flaring rim, rounded shoulders, and a rounded base. The lip is flat and the pot is finished with the impressions of a cord-wrapped wooden paddle. The cord impressions are parallel and vertical around the rim and neck, but are overlapping and oblique on the body. The vessel appears to be tempered with crushed stone or grit and is typical of Newtown ceramics. This piece is from the Late Woodland Period. Current research suggests that Early and Middle Woodland people moved from site to site as the seasons changed. Later on, the time spent in one place may have lengthened so the people could tend to their crops. By about A.D. 600, Late Woodland peoples lived in permanent villages. However, they may have traveled to remote camps to collect nuts in the fall or fish in the spring. The Late Woodland groups supported themselves to a great extent by raising crops. At first they grew large amounts of maygrass, goosefoot, and knotweed. By A.D. 1000, corn became important too. The Late Woodland people also hunted game using spears tipped with Chesser Notched or Jacks Reef points; they also developed the bow and arrow. It seems that Late Woodland groups lived in many parts of Ohio well past A.D. 1000. How these people interacted with each other and their environment is the subject of much current archaeological research. View on Ohio Memory.
: A4786_000012_1 Subjects
: Woodland culture; Pottery, Prehistoric; Places
: Newtown Cordmarked Ceramic