Variability and Uniformity in Middle Woodland Ceramics in the Miami River Valleys of Southwest Ohio and a Closer Look at Ceramic Variability at the Stubbs Earthworks Complex

Ted S. Sunderhaus
Cincinnati Museum Center

 This paper uses Middle Woodland ceramics from the Great Miami and Little Miami River valleys of southwestern Ohio to provisionally define regionally based micro-style zones.  Strongly patterned differences in pottery tempering habits between river valleys provide a warrant for differentiating local and non-local pottery at sites clustered around individual earthworks.  Ceramics from sites associated with the geometric Stubbs Earthworks in Warren County, Ohio suggest that people and pots from multiple micro-style zones routinely traveled to and stayed at the earthwork complex.

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