Cord Decorated Ceramic Sherd

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Title

Cord Decorated Ceramic Sherd

Subject

Artifacts

Description

Shell tempered ceramics were commonly produced in the Middle and Late Woodland periods across the Coastal Plain. This cord-decorated sherd was found at a site in King George County. Temper is the material mixed into the clay in order to add strength and stability to the pottery during and after firing. Shell was used often in this region because it was an effective temper that was widely available and easy to process.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

500 B.C.E. - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 684 × 542

Type

Image

Coverage

King George County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

684 × 542

Files

44KG0003_F.18_shell-tempered_cord-decorate.jpg

Citation

“Cord Decorated Ceramic Sherd,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/445.

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