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<h2>A.D. 1200 to 1650</h2>
<p>The Sandusky culture -- an archaeological designation -- refers to a Late Prehistoric group that occupied portions of northwestern Ohio. It is distinguished from other Late Prehistoric societies mainly by distinctive kinds of pottery.</p>
<p> It should be noted that "Prehistoric", as used here, is an archaeological periodization that erroneously seems to imply that pre-contact North American Indian peoples lacked a history. While "pre-contact" is the going term for historians, "prehistoric" has been retained here because the designation is still common in the archaeological literature.
<p>The Sandusky culture is named for the Sandusky River.</p>