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Feurt Incised Ceramic Rimsherd
Description: This fragment from a large, spherical Feurt Incised ceramic vessel rises to a tall, straight rim. There is a thick applied strap handle, decorated with parallel rows of punctates and two triangular projections, above the rim. The exterior surface is decorated with line-filled triangles and on the top surface of the rim are incised, parallel lines. The shell-tempered vessel is dark grayish brown on the outside and pale brown on the inside. 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.
Image ID: A1929_000091_002
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Pottery, Prehistoric;
Places: Feurt Incised Ceramic Rimsherd