Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherds

Title

Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherds

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.

Date Created

1000 - 1400 C.E.

Source

Mike Makin

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

595 × 654

Coverage

Prince George County