Assessing the Distribution of Limestone Temper in Southern Ohio

Author(s): Ashley Rutkoski; Michelle Bebber

Year: 2018


The earliest known occurrence of limestone temper usage in Ohio began sometime during the Middle Woodland Period, and becomes common in Late Woodland cave sites in the southern part of the state. However, little is known about the overall temporal and geographic distribution of this temper type. Toward this end, we analyze pottery throughout the southern Ohio Woodland period by assessing it with hydrochloric acid (HCl) for the presence or absence of limestone. The results of this examination have relevance for understanding the broader adoption of limestone temper.

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Assessing the Distribution of Limestone Temper in Southern Ohio. Ashley Rutkoski, Michelle Bebber. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442706)

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min long: -103.975; min lat: 36.598 ; max long: -80.42; max lat: 48.922 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 19967