: This long, round, tapering copper bar is angled near the larger end. Two small legs project from the point of the angle, similar to an andiron. The copper is heavily corroded and is brilliant green, light blue, dusky green, and moderate green 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.
: A0957_000115_002 Subjects
: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Indian copperwork Places