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  • Hopewell pottery question

    Does anyone have any pics of personal finds of Hopewell
    pottery . Even a shard ...
    Trying to learn beyond my own area of the Swiftcreek NA and look at what the tempering looks like with shells .
    Yes I have watched countless videos on the culture but a
    up close and personal find will bring ...I want to say enthusiasm
    to my research .

  • #2
    Professor Shellman

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    • Hoss
      Hoss commented
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      is that a shard or a sherd?

    • tomclark
      tomclark commented
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      Sherd boom. Remember glass shards. Potsherds.

  • #3
    Tom , that’s exactly what I was looking for !!!
    Yippe, no but seriously I was reading about the shell tempering and have never seen it ... thank you .
    That Swiftcreek is so different .
    Some of the more elaborate shards I have found have fools
    gold pyrite in them .. very sparkly .
    Going to pan for some gold this year in the stream .
    Georgia was the first gold rush . 1829 in present day
    Lumpkin county .
    Wouldnt that be a gas ?

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    • tomclark
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      We have been saying for YEARS that we want to go up there in spring or autumn to pan for gold and find emeralds, rubies. You know the place!
      I have a few tiny pieces of gold that I panned when I went to school up that-a-way.

    • Tam
      Tam commented
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      Thank you for the correction Hoss

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    Here is my collection of Ohio Hopewell pottery... two pieces.
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    Black from controlled reduction with stylus marked pattern.
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    Back or inside, shell tempered.
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    Diagonal chord marked also shell tempered. Both are local creek finds. The black piece is better quality and was probably ceremonial with the grey one being cruder every day ware.
    fldwlkr

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    • Tam
      Tam commented
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      Really like that stylus marked pattern ..

  • #5
    Pm me your address and next time I’m at the farm I’ll grab you a bucket of shell tempered pottery....

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    • #6
      Thanks everyone , gives me a better idea .

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