Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherds

Title

Abbott Farm Ware Ceramic Sherds

Description

These ceramic sherds are intricately decorated with incised geometric designs, forming bands around the vessel. This type of pottery is called Abbott Farm ware. This ware is diagnostic of the Late Woodland period and is relatively rare in Virginia. Archaeologists suspect these vessels may have been involved in ceremonial feasts or gatherings, and perhaps were ritually exchanged between neighboring groups. These Abbott Farm ware sherds were found at a site in King and Queen County on the Coastal Plain. (Photo enhanced)

Date Created

1000 - 1400 C.E.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

2793 × 1893

Coverage

King and Queen County