Woodland Rocker-Stamped Pottery

Woodland Rocker-Stamped Pottery

Time Frame: Approximately 3,000 years ago

Woodland ceramics, is also characterized by thick, bag-shaped vessels with large amounts of grit temper. Its distinguishing features are a variety of dentate (toothed) and rocker-stamped designs and areas of geometric patterns. Rocker-stamped designs were those produced by rocking a sharp-edged implement back and forth over the clay while it was still soft.
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Illustrated by Mary Slattery, Will Thomson, and David Crawford
Office of the State Archaeologist
Adapted from Office Of The State Archaeologist, Educational Series 3 - Woodland

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