Specimen 21 - S2000-5677 - CD2000-159-009
Exhibit Specimen 21
(CMCC CaGi-1:1)

Ceramics south of the Arctic spread into Canada from a heartland in the Mississippi Valley. The earliest pottery in the lower Great Lakes has strong links with ceramics from New York State where they were defined as Vinette I. This example was found at Indian Point, Québec by Mr. Barry Mitchell of Pembroke, Ontario. Mr. Mitchell was an avocational archaeologist whose passion drove him to delve into the archaeological past of the Upper Ottawa Valley.

Vinette I pottery is characterized by a conoidal base, and straight walls and rims. Both the exterior and the interior of the vessel is marked with cord or fabric impressions. The walls tend to be fairly thick.

Further Reading

Mitchell, B.
1963 The occurrence of overall corded pottery in the Upper Ottawa Valley, Canada. American Antiquity 29:114-115.

1966 Preliminary Report on a Woodland Site near Deep River, Ontario. Anthropological Papers No.11:1-21. National Museum of Canada, Ottawa.

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