: This fragment from the rim of a large, shell-tempered Feurt Incised ceramic vessel ranges in color from brown to dark gray. It has an angular lug handle and a notched lip above the handle. There are deeply-incised parallel lines on either side of the handle, possibly line-filled triangles. This piece is 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.
: A1929_000091_003_1 Subjects
: Fort Ancient culture; Pottery, Prehistoric; Places
: Feurt Incised Ceramic Rimsherd