East Tennessee Earthenware: Continuing The Tradition

Author(s): Stephen T. Rogers

Year: 2016


The early production of earthenware pottery was concentrated in upper East Tennessee where thirty-three of the forty-five recorded earthenware pottery sites were located.  Centered in Greene County, earthenware production began about 1800s and lasted in several isolated areas until the 1890s.  This continuation of older ceramic traditions previously established in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and especially North Carolina demonstrate the diffusion and evolution of regional variation as potters migrated into East Tennessee at the start of the 19th century.  Information on Tennessee’s ceramic history, acquired over the past 40 years of research, demonstrate a healthy industry producing a variety of earthenwares that were not only functional and practical, but also visually interesting with some having multicolored glazes and geometric stamps applied to vessel walls and handles.

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East Tennessee Earthenware: Continuing The Tradition. Stephen T. Rogers. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435031)


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

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PaperId(s): 253