Paste/Temper: Nomini Ware is tempered with rounded quartz pebbles ranging in size from 1 to 8 mm. Temper normally is 2 mm in size and comprises 10 to 20 percent of the paste. The plastic is compact, fine-grained clay and the texture is clayey and smooth to the touch. Exterior surfaces range from reddish brown to black. The smoothed interior surfaces are generally gray or black, as are the cores. Vessels were fired in an inverted position, creating a reducing atmosphere inside the pots.
Surface Treatment: The exterior surface of Nomini Ware was shaped with a fabric- or cord-wrapped paddle. The fabric is a spaced weft-twined fabric. The cord is S-twist, and the paddle impressions were applied vertically or slightly diagonally to the rim. Egloff has noted a large number of knotted-net-impressed sherds from the Martin Farm Site (44NK0001) that fit the Nomini Ware definition (Owen 1969). These sherds were associated with Nomini Cord Mark type.
Vessel Form: Excavated vessel portions are too incomplete to give information on vessel shape and size. Vessels are probably large, based on rim curvatures.
Vessel Diameter: Unknown
Vessel Height: Unknown
Rim Form: Rims are direct and lips were flattened with the paddle.
Base Form: Bases are rounded.
Vessel Wall Thickness: Thickness of the vessel walls range from 4 to 7 mm with bases from 8 to 12 mm.