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Rimsherd
Description: This rimsherd shows typical Hopewell decoration, with crosshatching at the top of the rim, underlined by a row of triangular punctates (indentations). Below that is a plain band, a horizontal incised line, and two rows of oval indentations. The sherd is light brownish gray and dark gray 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_002138
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric
Places: Rimsherd