Tennessee Face Jugs: An Evolving Tradition
Author(s): Stephen T. Rogers
The existence of stoneware face jugs as part of a Southern pottery tradition is well established. Recent scholarship and archaeological testing in Edgefield, South Carolina has sought to establish a chronology for their origins and develop a deeper understanding of their symbolic significance. As conditions surrounding the manufacturing of these face jugs changed through time, their function or meaning also changed. This paper will discuss the historic context of these vessels, explore their African origins, and illustrate how the four documented Tennessee-produced stoneware face jugs help to document this evolving tradition.
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Tennessee Face Jugs: An Evolving Tradition . Stephen T. Rogers. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433915)
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