Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherds

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Title

Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherds

Subject

Artifacts

Description

These ceramic sherds were found at a Late Woodland site in Prince George County on the southern Coastal Plain. They are examples of Abbott Farm Ware zoned pottery, a rare type that is highly decorated with fine, incised motifs forming geometric bands around the vessel. These vessels were likely used in large ceremonial feasts around 1100 C.E. They were found with hundreds of deer, turtle, turkey, mussel, gar, and sturgeon bones and shells. This suggests that the feasts occurred during the springtime, when these fish swim up the James River from the Chesapeake Bay to spawn. This annual event drew people to this location for at least 600 years.

Source

Mike Makin

Date

1000 - 1400 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 705 × 525

Type

Image

Coverage

Prince George County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

705 × 525

Files

44PG_Makin_2.png

Citation

“Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherds,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/447.

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