: This rimsherd from a McGraw Cordmarked ceramic pot is very pale brown and brown on the exterior, and very dark gray on the interior. On the exterior surface vertical impressions, made by pressing a cord-wrapped paddle into the clay, are visible. The impressions extend to the edge of the rim. 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_004 Subjects
: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric Places
: McGraw Cordmarked Ceramic Rimsherd