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 […]

Townsend Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Townsend Ware is a Late Woodland/Early Contactperiod ware of the Coastal Plain physiographic province. The ware is characterized by temper of crushed shell (ribbed mussel and oyster […]


Period: European Contact Defining Attributes: The ware is characterized by crushed shell temper in a clayey paste. There is just one surface treatment: simple stamped. It dates from the late preEuropean Contact […]

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 […]

Keyser Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Keyser is a Late Woodland ware, characterized by shell temper, a cord-marked exterior, a notched lip, and a wide mouthed globular body and rounded base. Variations include […]

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 […]

Dallas Ware

Period: Late Woodland Defining Attributes: Dallas Ware exhibits mussel shell temper with cord-marked or plain surface treatments. Chronology: The ware probably dates to the period of post 1300 CE. Distribution: Dallas Ware was identified […]

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 […]