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 elaborately 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, 595 × 654

Type

Image

Coverage

Prince George County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

595 × 654

Files

44PG_Makin_4.png

Citation

“Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherds,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/448.

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