That’s a Lot of Pottery


The collections staff started sorting through an immense amount of Native American pottery sherds this week from the Obrecht site in Anne Arundel County. All of the sherds, along with projectile points, bone, and oyster shell, are being rehoused (organized and repacked). When asked how many pieces there were to be sorted, the collections staff replied, “a LOT” (accompanied by a dirty look). The artifacts are from archaeological investigations of a Late Woodland period base camp and village site completed by the University of Maryland and the Archeological Society of Maryland in 1974. Much of the pottery has cord impressed and/or incised decoration.


Only a few of the boxes and boxes of sherds

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