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 […]

Shepard Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Shepard is a Late Woodland ware, characterized by quartz and/or crushed igneous rock temper and a cord-marked exterior surface. Vessels often have added collars. Chronology: Stratigraphic sequences and […]

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. […]

Swannanoa Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Swannanoa Ware is an early Middle Woodland crushed-quartz to coarse sand tempered pottery with cord and fabric surface treatments. Rims are vertical to the conical body and […]

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 […]

Radford Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Radford Ware is a Late Woodland limestonetempered pottery with net, cord, corn cob, and plain surface treatments. Round globular jars are decorated along the rim with finger […]

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 […]

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 […]

New River Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: New River Ware is a Late Woodland shelltempered ware with cord, net and plain surface treatments, finger pinching and gashes along the rim, and occasional strap handles. […]

Nomini Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Nomini Ware, dating from 700 to 900 CE, consists of two types, Nomini Cord Marked and Nomini Fabric Impressed. The undecorated vessels were probably large, conical, with […]