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 […]

Moyaone Ware

Period: European Contact Defining Attributes: Moyaone is a Late Woodland to European Contact ware, characterized by compact paste, fine grained sand temper, soft texture, and smoothed interior and exterior surfaces. Defined types […]

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 […]

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 […]

Connestee Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Connestee Ware is a Middle Woodland fine-sandtempered ceramics with simple-stamped, cord, brushed, plain, and checked-stamped surface treatments, and occasional flat-based tetrapodal supports. Chronology: The accepted range for the […]

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 […]

Chesterfield Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Chesterfield Ware is fine sandtempered, knotted-net or cord-marked, oxidized-fired Middle Woodland pottery Chronology: Mouer and McLearen (1987) believe the ware dates to the period ca. 100 BCE to […]

Accokeek Ware

Period: Middle Woodland Defining Attributes: Accokeek is an Early Woodland ware that is sand tempered and/or crushed- quartz tempered with cord-marked exterior surfaces. Chronology: Stephenson (1963) inferred a Middle Woodland date for the […]