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Copper Earspool
Description: This copper earspool has two circular halves with center indentations joined by a post. It is mostly dark gray or grayish green in color, but has moderate green and light green spots where the copper has oxidized. 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.
Image ID: A4786_000014_1
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Indian copperwork; Mound-builders; Woodland culture
Places: Copper Earspool