: This Hopewell Zoned Incised ceramic rimsherd includes the neck portion of the body. The rim is decorated with cross-hatched incised lines, immediately below which is a line of triangular punctates (indentations). The neck area is smooth. The body portion is decorated with two horizontal, parallel lines, between which are zigzag lines called rocker stamping. This piece is strong brown in color and 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.
: A0409_000013_002 Subjects
: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric Places
: Hopewell Zoned Incised Ceramic Rimsherd