Date of Award

4-1988

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth Garland

Second Advisor

Dr. William Cremin

Third Advisor

Dr. Robert Jack Smith

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Significant amounts of Early Woodland pottery have been recovered from excavations in southwest Michigan. Radiocarbon and thermoluminescence assays date this pottery from 590 B.C. to A.D. 10. This pottery is analyzed in great detail, providing evidence for attributes heretofore unreported in the Great Lakes area. Selected vessel attributes are presented in a chronological framework, and potential trends in the regional development of Early Woodland pottery are discussed.

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