By Rebecca Saunders, Christopher T. Hays, Richard A. Weinstein, Anthony L. Ortmann, Kenneth E. Sassaman, James B. Stoltman, Tristram R. Kidder, Jon L. Gibson, Prentice Thomas, Mike Russo, Janice Campbell, Ann S. Cordell, Gregory Heide, James H. Mathews, Mark
A synthesis of analysis on earthenware applied sciences of the past due Archaic interval within the southeastern U.S.
Information on social teams and bounds, and on interplay among teams, burgeons whilst pottery appears to be like at the social panorama of the Southeast within the overdue Archaic interval (ca. 5000-3000 years ago). This quantity presents a extensive, comparative overview of present facts from "first potteries" of the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains and within the reduce Mississippi River Valley, and it offers examine that expands our realizing of ways pottery functioned in its earliest manifestations during this region.
Included are discussions of Orange pottery in peninsular Florida, Stallings pottery in Georgia, Elliot's aspect fiber-tempered pottery within the Florida panhandle, and a few of the pottery forms present in excavations through the years on the Poverty element website in northeastern Louisiana. the knowledge and discussions show that there has been even more interplay, and at an past date, than is frequently credited to overdue Archaic societies. certainly, large exchange in pottery through the zone happens as early as 1500 B.C.
These and different findings make this ebook vital to these interested in learn into the beginning and improvement of pottery quite often and its certain historical past within the Southeast in particular.
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Additional resources for Early Pottery: Technology, Function, Style, and Interaction in the Lower Southeast
As mentioned before, these clusters of contemporaneous settlement Common Origins and Divergent Histories / 35 yield pottery assemblages that are stylistically indistinguishable, but technologically distinct. With independent data on the handedness of potters, I have suggested (Sassaman and Rudolphi 2001) that consistency in pottery technology within each of its three riverine locales of occurrence was a result of postmarital residence patterns that ensured generational continuity among related potters.
Among the techniques used to achieve thinner walls was rigorous scraping of interior vessel walls prior to ¤ring. Technofunctional data on coastal Orange pottery are yet too few to make de¤nitive comparisons with middle St. Johns River assemblages. p. Rollins Shell Ring site (8DU7510), coupled with some preliminary observations from a few other northeast Florida coastal sites ( Jim Mallard, personal communication, 2001), re®ect an extremely low incidence of sooted sherds. This stands in sharp contrast to not only the middle St.
P. (that is, until after sea level rise had slowed suf¤ciently to permit the development of productive estuaries) and (2) that any evidence for coastal occupations prior to this time was destroyed by transgressions of the shoreline (see Russo 1996b). p. has been found by Mike Russo and colleagues working at the Timucuan Preserve north of Jacksonville. Clearly the coast sustained relatively permanent populations long before pottery appeared, although too little is known about them to speculate on possible roles in bannerstone exchange and other regional interactions.
Early Pottery: Technology, Function, Style, and Interaction in the Lower Southeast by Rebecca Saunders, Christopher T. Hays, Richard A. Weinstein, Anthony L. Ortmann, Kenneth E. Sassaman, James B. Stoltman, Tristram R. Kidder, Jon L. Gibson, Prentice Thomas, Mike Russo, Janice Campbell, Ann S. Cordell, Gregory Heide, James H. Mathews, Mark