Churupa Puncatated, var. Hill Bayou vessel. Zoned punctates constitute another decorative treatment found in the prolific early Marksville ceramic assemblage. The decoration is used to highlight a strange "spider motif" on a small beaker from Grand Gulf. The potential of zoned punctations was utilized more fully in the late Marksville varieties Churupa and Thornton. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Clarksdale.
Marksville Incised, var. Sunflower vessel. A tubby pot with an alternately slanted rim band and a stylized version of the bird motif was recovered from the Grand Gulf Mound in the Natchez Bluffs district (Brookes 1976). The vessel is of thing, high quality paste equaled only by a few mortuary vessels at Marksville and Crooks, and at the Dickerson site. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Clarksdale.
Serpent Mound, Adams County, Ohio. Another famous example of Hopewellian earthwork construction, over 400 meters in length, is the Serpent Mound which also is associated with a conical burial mound. There are no Marksville earthworks of this pattern, although in cross section the earthworks should be somewhat similar.