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Marksville Ceramic Vessel
Description: This replica of a complete Marksville ceramic vessel has a flaring mouth and a globular body that narrows to a small, flat, circular base. The rim is decorated with a series of punctate marks (indentations). The yellowish brown body has abstract bird designs with a punctate pattern in the negative space. 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: A4786_000066
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric;
Places: Marksville Ceramic Vessel