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 […]

Wythe Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Wythe Ware is a Late Woodland sandtempered pottery with mainly knotted net, cord, corn cob, and plain surfaces. Interior scraped marks remain on many of the sherds. […]

Smyth Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Smyth Ware is a Late Woodland soapstone tempered pottery with net, corn cob, plain and scraped surfaces. Punctations, criss-crossing incisions, and gashes are rare decoration. Chronology: Holland estimated […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]