Paste/Temper: Wythe Ware is a fine sand temper pottery. Mica is prominent in some sherds, absent in others, and probably represents one of the constituency in local clays.
Surface Treatment: Wythe Ware as originally define has net, cord, fabric, plain, scraped and stamped surface treatments. The heart of Wythe Ware is net and cord marked surface treatments. Holland’s (1970) fabric, as shown in Plate 14, is probably a form of looped net, while his scraped is a scraped or smoothed over cord. His check-stamped surface treatment is probably the Middle Woodland Connestee Ware, or a few stray sherds of a Late Woodland check stamped, probably deriving from North Carolina. Corn cob impressions can occur commonly on small vessels or on larger vessels in the neck area to assist in shaping the constricted neck and everted rim. Plain incised or punctated sherds do occur and often represent small jars or bowls, some of which are caswela, A few curvilinear stamped sherds, similar to Qualla Ware, do occur in the region and illustrates influences coming from North Carolina.
Vessel Form: Wythe vessels are coil constructed with paddle malleation. The vessels are globular pots with constricted neck; a few are globular with insloping rims.
Vessel Diameter: Diameter ranges from 15 to 44 cm.
Vessel Height: Unknown
Rim Form: Lips are either flat with rounded edges or oval in cross-section. Rims are in-sloping to everted. A few rims are thickened with a folded strip that may extend 3.5 cm below the rim. The lip may be either finger pinched in one direction only, or pinched in both directions forming small evenly-spaced cones. Finger-pinching may occur below the neck on the shoulder of the vessel.
Base Form: Thicken and rounded.
Vessel Wall Thickness: Wall thickness ranges from 3 to 12 mm.