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 […]

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 […]

Wright Check Stamped

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Wright Check Stamped, Bluff Creek Simple Stamped, and Mulberry Creek Plain are considered for this discussion types of the same Middle Woodland ware that is thick, limestone […]

Mulberry Creek Plain Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Wright Check Stamped, Bluff Creek Simple Stamped, and Mulberry Creek Plain are considered for this discussion types of the same Middle Woodland ware that is thick, limestonetempered, […]

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 […]

Courtland Ware

Period: European Contact Defining Attributes: Courtland Ware, dating from the historic period, is thin pottery pattern after European vessel shapes. The paste is compact with only silt as inclusive material. Exterior surfaces […]

Croaker Landing Ware

Period: Early Woodland Defining Attributes: Croaker Landing Ware is one of the earliest pottery in Virginia and dates from the Early Woodland. Surface treatment is mainly plain and some cord markings. The […]

Colono Indian Ware

Period: European Contact Defining Attributes: Colono Indian Ware is a clayey-paste, shelltempered, plainsurface pottery that displays European vessel shapes. Chronology: Colono-Indian Ware dates from the last quarter of the 17th century to the […]

Camden Ware

Period: European Contact Defining Attributes: Camden Ware, dating from the historic period, is thin pottery pattern after European vessel shapes. The paste is compact with only silt as inclusive material. Exterior surfaces […]

Bushnell Ware

Period: Early Woodland Defining Attributes: Bushnell Ware, consisting of the single type Bushnell Plain, is one of the earliest pottery in Virginia and dates from 1200 to1000 BCE. The type is characterized […]