: This ceramic body sherd is decorated with a complex design of curving parallel lines, impressed into the pot with a wooden stamp (complicated stamp). The sherd is dark gray in color and 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_002142 Subjects
: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric Places
: Complicated Stamped Ceramic Body Sherd