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Rimsherd
Description: This rim, from a sand-tempered ceramic vessel, consists of two pieces glued together. It is reddish brown on the exterior, and yellowish red on the interior. The rim is straight and has horizontal cordmarking. 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: A1039_000041
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric
Places: Rimsherd