Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherd

Title

Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherd

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.

Date Created

1000 - 1400 C.E.

Source

Mike Makin

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

694 × 680

Coverage

Prince George County