Grit-Tempered Ceramic Vessel   Save
Grit-Tempered Ceramic Vessel
Description: This grit-tempered ceramic vessel has a flaring rim. The lip undulates with a notched scalloped pattern. The shoulders are rounded and the body has a tapered, rounded base. There are wide, deep, vertical cordmarks from the rim to the base that overlap at the base. The vessel is light gray and very pale brown in color. This piece comes from the Whittlesey Culture. Between A.D. 600 and 1200, Late Woodland cultures lived in much of northeastern Ohio. They grew corn and squash at their summer villages and spent the winter and spring seasons in small hunting or fishing camps. About A.D. 1150-1200, several factors changed the lifestyle of these Late Woodland groups. Among these were new ideas that spread from Fort Ancient people in southern Ohio, the introduction of beans as a crop, and a shift in climate that made farming more productive. The result was a new culture, known to us as Whittlesey. The Whittlesey Culture is named for Charles Whittlesey, a 19th century scientist who studied archaeological sites in northeastern Ohio. The people of the Whittlesey culture hunted, fished, farmed, and collected wild plant foods like other Late Prehistoric groups in Ohio. Bows and arrows were their primary hunting weapons. Whittlesey villages were small and were located near the coast of Lake Erie as well as in the uplands. They were occupied mainly during the summer months; winter and spring were spent in small hunting and fishing camps. After A. D. 1400, Whittlesey villages were larger, often fortified, and located in the uplands of major river valleys. The larger villages, with some houses up to 60-feet-long, were generally occupied year around. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A4786_000019_1
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Pottery, Prehistoric;
Places: Grit-Tempered Ceramic Vessel