Indians have made ceramics continuously in Virginia for more than 3,200 years. Pottery manufacture in North
America first arose more than 4,200 years ago in the coastal plain of Georgia and spread north from there. Pottery production was
a cottage industry, conducted by families with the knowledge of
manufacture handed down from mother to daughter. Archaeologists have defined
more than sixty Virginia Indian wares, recording the variables in vessel size and shape, temper, surface treatment, and decoration
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