Rowe Ware is considered to be much older than Sterns Creek Ware; however, the evidence at the site suggests otherwise. At the research excavation site, both Rowe and Sterns Creek ceramic wares were found. These ware types were found in the same excavation levels, which suggests a shared time period of use. This research project explores a number of explanations as to how this could be, including 1) natural causes such as animals, 2) human interference, or 3) that the ware types are not so far apart in age as we previously thought.
The purpose of this project was to collect and analyze data concerning the ceramic collection from the research excavation site 13ML168. The collected data raised questions about the ages of the ceramics found based on the depth in which they were uncovered.
Victoria Rothe, ’15
Sponsor: John Gruber-Miller