Revisiting Variation in Colonoware Manufacture and Use


Previous investigations (Cooper and Smith 2007, Smith and Cooper 2011) of colonoware from 33 sites occupied by enslaved peoples in South Carolina and Virginia have revealed significant inter-regional variation in vessel abundance over time. Additionally, analyses of attributes such as soot residue and vessel thickness identified intra-regional homogeneity and heterogeneity in use and manufacture. This study tests whether these trends continue when the dataset is expanded to include additional archaeological assemblages from Virginia and South Carolina. The results are then compared with geographic data on historic period trails, Colonial and early American markets, and urban centers to examine how the availability of wares and proximity to production hubs may have impacted the manufacture and use of colonoware.

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Revisiting Variation in Colonoware Manufacture and Use. Leslie Cooper, Elizabeth Bollwerk, Jillian Galle. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398058)

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