: This large, shell-tempered Anderson Incised ceramic vessel has an applied rim that extends slightly beyond the straight neck. The vessel has rounded shoulders and one strap handle which extends to just below the center of the neck. The rim has an incised chevron pattern that continues onto the strap handle. On the neck there is an incised three-line guilloche pattern. There are vertical cordmarks on the body below the neck that nearly obscure horizontal cordmarks. The exterior of the vessel is very pale brown, dark gray, and strong brown; the interior is primarily dark gray. This piece comes from Fort Ancient Culture. The Fort Ancient people were a late prehistoric culture living in southern Ohio between 1,100 and 450 years ago. Fort Ancient people were Ohio's original farmers, growing crops of corn, beans, and squash, and thrived in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Villages were made up of a number of circular or rectangular houses surrounding an open plaza. The Fort Ancient people continued to build small burial mounds, but gradually shifted to burials in a cemetery area with no mounds. View on Ohio Memory.
: A2121_000525 Subjects
: Fort Ancient culture; Pottery, Prehistoric; Places
: Anderson Incised Ceramic Vessel