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Movement of Potters and Traditions: A View from Washington County, Virginia

Author(s): Chris T. Espenshade

Year: 2016

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Summary

The nineteenth-century potters of southwestern Virginia came from diverse, geographic sources.  These individuals brought with them extra-local traditions of pottery decoration and kiln technology.  The origins and interactions of Washington County potters will be delineated as case studies of how potters moved across the countryside.  Individual potter histories will presented as illustrative of the general trend of movement of potters out of Pennsylvania, Delaware, eastern Maryland, and New York into western Virginia and Tennessee. 


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Movement of Potters and Traditions: A View from Washington County, Virginia. Chris T. Espenshade. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435027)


Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Nineteenth Century


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 143

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