Adena Pottery

5a.8 Adena Pottery

Adena Pottery

In addition to thick-walled jars and pots, Adena potters began making a thinner ware by about 300 B.C. Archaeologists call this thinner pottery Adena Plain because of its smooth outside surface. In this exhibit are examples of Adena Plain pottery from mounds in Clinton and Pickaway Counties. In some parts of Ohio and Kentucky, the women decorated their pottery by engraving concentric diamonds (Montgomery Incised) or pressing a carved wooden paddle into the moist clay (Paintsville Simple-Stamped). A small cup-like vessel from Licking County was decorated with round depressions in the clay.

Catalog Number: A 3104/000077
Image Number: AL07395