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Description: This grit-tempered ceramic rimsherd flares out slightly from the straight neck. The lip of the rim is straight, and below the lip the rim is incised with a crosshatch pattern. At the top of the neck, just below the rim, are evenly-spaced punctates (indentations). There are two incised horizontal lines below the punctates. The sherd is dark gray, pale yellow, and yellow in color. 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_000161_002
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric
Places: Rimsherd