Yeocomico Ware

Period: European Contact Defining Attributes: Yeocomico Ware, a sixteenth and seventeenth century pottery, is represented by three types: Yeocomico Plain, Yeocomico Scraped and Yeocomico Cord-Marked. Vessels are medium-sized bowls, globular jars or […]

Varina Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Varina Ware is a knotted-net marked pottery with a medium to very coarse angular and/or rounded sand temper. Chronology: Based on dates and associations, Varina Ware is viewed […]

Ware Plain

Period: Early Woodland Defining Attributes: An Early Woodland, flat-bottom vessels, exhibiting crushed-quartz temper, hand-modeled construction, and lug handles. Chronology: Considered to be Early Woodland, 1200 to 800 BCE, one type of the selection […]

Waterlily Ware

Period: Early Woodland Defining Attributes: Waterlily Ware is an Early Woodland ceramic composed of one type, plain. The vessels are oval with flat bottoms, tempered with shell, and exhibit lug handles. Chronology: Waterlily […]

Stony Creek Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Stony Creek Ware is noted by its medium to large sand temper in a sandy paste, mainly wide wicker-fabric and cord-marked surface treatment, and lack of decoration. […]

Townsend Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Townsend Ware is a Late Woodland/Early Contactperiod ware of the Coastal Plain physiographic province. The ware is characterized by temper of crushed shell (ribbed mussel and oyster […]

Prince George Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Prince George Ware, dating from the first half of the Middle Woodland, is a pottery type characterized by either pebbletempered or sand-and-pebbletempered paste with a fine sandy […]


Period: European Contact Defining Attributes: The ware is characterized by crushed shell temper in a clayey paste. There is just one surface treatment: simple stamped. It dates from the late preEuropean Contact […]

Potomac Creek Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Potomac Creek Cord Marked and Potomac Creek Plain are recognized within this ware. Their temper has been described as crushed quartz and/or fine to medium grained sand […]

Mockley Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Mockley is a Middle Woodland ware, characterized by crushed shelltempering and net-impressed or cord-marked exterior surfaces, a clayey texture, and medium to large vessels. Chronology: Stratigraphic sequences and […]