Paste/Temper: Temper consists of considerable quantities of fine rounded sand in a silty paste. The ware is harder than Pope’s Creek pottery. The clay body is porous, suggesting low to moderate firing temperatures. Chesterfield appears to have been fired in an oxidation atmosphere, since orange to red hues are typical on both interior and exterior surfaces. Sherds are frequently eroded, but not as highly weathered as Popes Creek from similar contexts
Surface Treatment: The exterior surface is marked normally with a net-wrapped paddle, and rarely with a cord-wrapped paddle. Net impressions are typically clear but shallow, perhaps applied on a leather hard body. Knotted net of medium to fine mesh is common. Cord is normally a moderately coarse cord. Overlapping of impressions occurs, but is rare.
Vessel Form: Vessels appear to be large to medium sized deep open bowls.
Vessel Diameter: Unknown
Vessel Height: Unknown
Rim Form: Rims are direct. Lips are tapered or lightly beveled and nicked
Base Form: Sub-conical bases
Vessel Wall Thickness: Medium to thin vessel wall thicknesses.