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Rimsherd
Description: This fragment is from the rim of a ceramic vessel. The upper portion of the rim is decorated with incised crosshatching and bordered at the lower edge by a row of deep, triangular punctates (indentations). The neck is smooth. On the upper portion of the rounded shoulder is a curved, incised line extending downward. The area within the curved line is decorated with very shallow impressions, probably made with a wooden tool. The sherd is brown 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.
Image ID: A4786_000089
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Mound-builders; Pottery, Prehistoric;
Places: Rimsherd