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Earspool Fragment
Description: This heavily corroded, circular, copper earspool fragment has a concave center and a small hole drilled through the middle. There are two fragments of charcoal or calcined bone adhering to the reverse face. The copper is dark yellowish green and moderate green in color. This piece is 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: A0957_002147
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Indian copperwork
Places: Earspool Fragment