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Excavations at the Howe Pottery: A Late Nineteenth-Century Kiln in Benton, Arkansas

Author(s): Karla M. Oesch ; C. Andrew Buchner

Year: 2016

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This poster presents the results of Phase III archeological mitigation (data recovery) excavations at the Howe Pottery (3SA340) on Military Road in Benton, Arkansas. The Howe Pottery is a National Register of Historic Places eligible archeological site that is significant because of its unique state of preservation, coupled with a general lack of archeological data for the late nineteenth-century pottery industry in the Benton area. Archival records suggest the pottery was established before 1886 and operated until ca. 1898–1899. Investigations at the Howe Pottery resulted in the recovery of a trove of important new information. Both local and national trends in traditional stoneware pottery production are tracked via the study of the Howe Pottery’s archeological record. This research will now be available through the Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series. 

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Excavations at the Howe Pottery: A Late Nineteenth-Century Kiln in Benton, Arkansas. Karla M. Oesch, C. Andrew Buchner. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434838)


Temporal Keywords
19th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 256

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America