Polychrome Pearlware- Catawba, NC

Polychrome Pearlware on American Artifacts Blog

Excerpt- In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the Catawba tribe faced enslavement, disease, warfare, and European settlers occupying their homeland. Though their demise seemed obvious, they managed to survive. Archaeologists are learning how they did it.

Fragments of polychrome hand-painted pearlware bowls found at New Town. At a time when Catawba potters were producing large quantities of earthenware vessels.

Excerpt from the “Surviving In A Changing World” in American Archaeology Magazine

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