: This large fragment is from the rim of a Baum Cordmarked ceramic vessel. The rim is applied and flares slightly from the neck, which is slightly concave and extends to gently sloping, rounded shoulders. The lip of the rim is straight. Vertical cordmarks cover the exterior surface, while on the neck, extending onto the shoulders, is an incised guilloche (twisted rope) pattern with three parallel lines; the guilloche pattern partially obscures the cordmarking. The grit-tempered sherd is grayish orange and very dark gray 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.
: A0001_000226 Subjects
: Fort Ancient culture; Pottery, Prehistoric; Places
: Baum Cordmarked Ceramic Rimsherd