: This rimsherd from a McGraw Cordmarked ceramic pot is black and dark reddish brown on the exterior surface, and reddish yellow on the broken edges. Under the rim, on the neck of the pot, very faint diagonal impressions were made by pressing a cord-wrapped paddle into the clay. The clay used to make the pot was mixed (tempered) with grit. 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_002144_002 Subjects
: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric Places
: McGraw Cordmarked Ceramic Rimsherd