: This fragment from the rim of a shell-tempered, Baum Cordmarked ceramic pot is composed of three pieces that have been glued together. The rim, which was added and has one row of large, round punctates (indentations), flares slightly beyond the neck. On the neck, the pot is decorated with an incised guilloche design of twisted, weaving lines. The body of the pot has vertical cordmarks that have been obscured by the incised lines. The exterior surface is very dark gray, while the interior is red. 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.
: A3233_000083 Subjects
: Fort Ancient culture; Pottery, Prehistoric; Places
: Baum Cordmarked Ceramic Rimsherd