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Description: This textile is woven from unknown fiber that is pale yellow, light gray, and light yellowish brown in color. The fibers have been stained brilliant green, moderate green, and light green, a result of having been next to a corroding copper object. The textile has been encased in glass for protection. 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: A0957_002154
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Textile fabrics, Prehistoric
Places: Textile