At first glance, most Early Woodland pottery appears crude, the product of unskilled craftswomen. This is especially so when compared with the finer pottery made late in the Early Woodland period. However, some archaeologists feel that the large, coarse, Early Woodland pottery may have been purposely made that way because each pot was used only once for boiling the oil from nuts and seeds. Thus, there was no need to sort out the finer pieces of ground stone temper or to make the walls thin and delicate.
Catalog Number: A 3336/000093_1