Selden Island Ware

Period: Early Woodland Defining Attributes: Selden Island is an Early Woodland ware characterized by steatite temper and a cord-marked exterior. Chronology: Early Woodland, 1000 to 500 BCE. A radiometric date of 1005 +/-90 […]

Marcey Creek

Period: Early Woodland Defining Attributes: Marcey Creek is an Early Woodland ware characterized by crushed steatite temper, rough and unevenly smoothed exterior and interior surfaces. Vessels have a flat base with a […]

Elk Island Ware

Period: Early Woodland Defining Attributes: Elk Island Ware is an Early Woodland very friable and fragile ware with a large proportion of inclusive fine sand. The surface treatments are plain, cord, and […]

Grayson Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Grayson is a late Middle Woodland to early Late Woodland sandy-paste ware usually tempered with crushed quartz. Surface treatments are commonly net, cord, and fabric. Chronology: One radiometric […]

Hyco Ware

Period: Early Woodland Defining Attributes: Hyco Ware is an Early Woodland fine sandtempered pottery with plain, cord, and fabric surface treatments. The rim forms a straight wall with the body and the […]

Dan River Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: The temper of Dan River Ware is a distinctive mix of medium to coarse sand and occasional pieces of crushed quartz of small to medium size. Therefore […]

Clarksville Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Clarksville Ware is a Late Woodland to Contact period sandtempered pottery with net, cord, plain and corncob surface treatments. The net may be knotted or looped. The […]

Albemarle Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Albemarle Ware is a crushed quartz tempered pottery with predominately fabric, cord, and plain surfaces. Chronology: Holland estimated the age at 1200 to 1400 CE based on seriation. […]