Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherd

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Title

Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherd

Subject

Artifacts

Description

This ceramic sherd was found at a Late Woodland site in Prince George County on the southern Coastal Plain. It is an example of Abbott Farm Ware zoned pottery, a rare type that is highly decorated with fine, incised motifs forming geometric bands around the vessel. These ceramics were likely used in large ceremonial feasts around 1100 C.E. The white spots are mussel shells from the James River that were crushed and used as temper to give the vessel extra stability during and after firing.

Source

Mike Makin

Date

1000 - 1400 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 694 × 680

Type

Image

Coverage

Prince George County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

694 × 680

Files

44PG_Makin_1.png

Citation

“Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherd,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/446.

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