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Description: This small, undecorated ceramic cup is crudely formed, probably a pinch pot. The upper margin is irregular and the base is rounded. The cup is dark brown and very dark gray in color. This piece comes from Glacial Kame Culture. The Glacial Kame people are noted for their emphasis on ceremony, but their daily lives were much like those of other Archaic cultures. They hunted with spears aided by spear throwers. Deer, their major source of meat, also provided antler tines that were made into tools for pressure flaking flint knives and spear points, or into harpoons for fishing. Deer leg bones were cut and ground into sharp-pointed awls for sewing and basket making. Slate and coal from glacial deposits were made into ornaments, perhaps for "everyday" use. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A3681_000001
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Pottery, Prehistoric;
Places: Cup