Reanalyzing Colonoware at Drayton Hall

Author(s): Corey Ames Heyward

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Contact and Colonialism" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Colonoware, a low-fired earthenware made by both enslaved Africans and Native Americans, is a ceramic tradition reflecting the interactions of these two groups with Europeans in colonial North America. The academic understanding of colonoware and its diversity has been enhanced in recent years by an intense increase in publications and research on the subject. Specifically, the range of this ware and its many variations across sites have illustrated the need to reanalyze collections like those at Drayton Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. This paper will use recent research to take a new look at the legacy archaeological assemblage of colonoware found at Drayton Hall, and it aims to place this collection within a larger frame of Lowcountry  research as well as related scholarship from comparable colonial sites.

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Reanalyzing Colonoware at Drayton Hall. Corey Ames Heyward. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449070)

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 170