Madisonville Cordmarked Ceramic Vessel   Save
Madisonville Cordmarked Ceramic Vessel
Description: This small, Madisonville Cordmarked ceramic vessel has a rounded globular body, round base, and a flaring rim. The rim has small, shallow notches on top and four added strap handles that extend from the rim to the shoulder. The cordmarking extends from the body and onto the bottom of the strap handles; the cordmarks overlap at the base. The pot is nearly complete except for a few breaks at the rim. The vessel is black, dark grayish brown, very pale brown, and reddish yellow in color. 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.
Image ID: A0246_000001_002_1
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Pottery, Prehistoric;
Places: Madisonville Cordmarked Ceramic Vessel