Each ware definition page is set up
with the structure shown below, and can be accessed through
the menu bar above or by clicking on the Woodland Period Ceramics Link on the left:
Presents the most diagnostic features of the ware in general
Presents the accepted time range that this ware is found on
Maryland archaeological sites and in surrounding regions.
Describes where this ware is found in Maryland.
Describes the paste texture and tempering agents used.
Describes the appearance of the surfaces that show various
Purposeful marks and designs on the vessels for ornamentation.
Describes vessel shapes and sizes.
Defined in the
Presents the history of how the ware has been defined, and
more recent information when available.
Archaeological site where this ware was first identified and
with components of "Ware Name"
Sites located in Maryland that have large components of this
ware. An asterisk (*) indicates which sites have collections
housed at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab.
Radiocarbon table provides selected dates
that are considered to reflect generally accepted date ranges
and individual Maryland-specific dates. New dates will be
added to these tables when the information becomes available.
Provides the references used in the definition
text. Each reference is linked to the bibliography so that
when clicked the full citation is shown.