: This rimsherd from a Baum Cordmarked ceramic pot is mottled dark gray and very dark brown. The applied rim flares significantly beyond the neck, while the neck of the pot is short and the shoulders are rounded. Cordmarking on the rim and neck of the pot is vertical, while the pattern of cordmarks on the body is varied and partially obscured. The grit-tempered rimsherd is composed of five pieces that have been glued together. 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
: Baum Cordmarked Ceramic Rimsherd