Paste/Temper: The ware is coil-constructed. The plastic consists of compact clay with fine micaceous sand, occasionally mixed with coarse sand or crushed quartz. Predominantly light gray to gray brown, but can range from bluff to almost black.
Surface Treatment: The exterior is cord marked with a wrapped paddle, or smoothed. Cord markings are often partially or completely smoothed over. Cord marks are generally vertical to the rim, but are sometimes diagonal, horizontal, or crossed. The interior of the vessels are carefully smoothed, occasionally with fine tool striations.
Vessel Form: Bowls and everted rim jars, generally globular, occasionally cylindrical, with rounded bases. Vessels are generally small to medium in size. Moyaone Plain tends more toward simple bowls rather than jars.
Vessel Diameter: Maximum diameters are usually 8 to 12 cm, rarely up to 20 cm.
Vessel Height: Vessels are 10 to 15 cm in depth, rarely ranging up to 20 cm.
Rim Form: Generally everted, but sometimes inverted or vertical. Rims are occasionally thickened with a clay strip. Lips are usually rounded, but sometimes flattened or wedge-shaped. Lips are rarely cord marked.
Base Form: Bases are rounded.
Vessel Wall Thickness: Vessel wall thickness ranges from 5 to 10 mm but is usually 6 to 8 mm. Rims range from 10 to 12 mm thick