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Body Sherd
Description: These 12 fragments from the body of a grit-tempered, plain ceramic vessel have been glued. Together, they form a roughly rectangular shape, probably from the middle of the body of a pot. The fragments are pinkish gray and dark reddish gray, and the interior is darker in color than the exterior. These sherds come 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_000065_002
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric
Places: Body Sherd