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Coil built, Shell tempered, burnished, pit fired, post fired engraved. Typical 15th century Mississippian Culture pottery. Pre-fired engraved on greenware is much, much easier...happen to have a senior moment at the time! Oh, my pit fire crew is Heidi Boxer and Kelli Stray dog. Heidi is going on 13.:)

The mussel shells were burnt, then crushed, then added to the river clay.


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Hey Old Lady,

This jar is an example of vessels I make. I had access to the archaeology lab and spent 100s of volunteer hours cleaning and sorting sherds from field school, all the while examining them for tool and handbuilding marks, decoration methods, etc. So I use what I noticed and documented on vessels I make in order for them to appear as though they just came out of the ground!! :). It works for me... BTW, when I began to make them faster and cared less, the pottery results improved!

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