Partially Reconstructed Ceramic Vessel

by: Erin Bloodgood

Partially Reconstructed Ceramic Vessel. NJSM # AE2010.11.1390
Partially Reconstructed Ceramic Vessel. NJSM # AE2010.11.1390

Object Number: AE 2010.11.1390
Culture: Late Woodland
Date Made: AD 1000-1600
Place: Union County, NJ
Credit Line: Gift of Rutgers University Special Collections

The points and arches around the top of this vessel are castellations. This refers to their likeness to the spaced notches, or battlements at the tops of castles.  Prehistoric Native Americans who lived along the Delaware River crafted this vessel.  It shares similarities in style to that of the Iroquois people from New York and Canada. Both used castellations and incised lines to decorate their cooking vessels.

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