: This medium-sized Madisonville Cordmarked ceramic vessel ranges in color from grayish brown to gray. The vessel has rounded shoulders and base. There are two strap handles attached at opposite sides of the neck, and the neck is decorated with an incised single-line guilloche design. The remainder of the body is covered with randomly-applied cordmarks. Portions of the rim and at least one area of the body have been reconstructed. This piece comes from Fort Ancient Culture. The Fort Ancient people were a late prehistoric culture living in southern Ohio between 1,100 and 450 years ago. Fort Ancient people were Ohio's original farmers, growing crops of corn, beans, and squash, and thrived in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Villages were made up of a number of circular or rectangular houses surrounding an open plaza. The Fort Ancient people continued to build small burial mounds, but gradually shifted to burials in a cemetery area with no mounds. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Fort Ancient culture; Pottery, Prehistoric; Places
: Madisonville cordmarked ceramic vessel