Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Prehistoric Ceramics from the Barber Creek Site (31PT259), Greenville, North Carolina
by Roberts, Joseph F., M.A., East Carolina University, 2011, 85; 1493527
Abstract (Summary)

This is a study of the prehistoric pottery from the Barber Creek site located along the Tar River drainage in Greenville, North Carolina. Stratified archaeological remains are present in a one meter deposit of sand spanning the Archaic and Woodland periods (ca. 8000BC-AD1650). This thesis focused on an analysis of over 2700 pottery sherds from the Early and Middle Woodland periods at Barber Creek. In particular, this study refines the typological definition of the Early Woodland ceramic series known as Deep Creek--one of the least understood pottery types in North Carolina. The result of this study contributes a better understanding of the range of tempers and surface treatments found in the Deep Creek series.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Daniel, I. Randolph, Jr., Wolfe, Linda D.
Commitee: Boudreaux, Edmund A., III, Oakley, Christopher A., Saidel, Benjamin A.
School: East Carolina University
Department: Anthropology
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Archaeology, American history, Native American studies
Keywords: Barber Creek, Ceramic typology, Coastal plain, North Carolina prehistory, Prehistoric pottery
Publication Number: 1493527
ISBN: 9781124660356