Oldtown Cordmarked


See Background description for Series.

Sorting Criteria

(See Sorting Criteria for the Series) No reconstructable sections of an Cord Marked vessel have been identified from Upper Saratown. The rim sherds indicate that small to medium-sized jars were represented. These sherds can be distinguished from Dan River Cord Marked sherds on the basis of paste characteristics.


This type has only been identified at Upper Saratown.

Chronological Position

Cord-Marking remained a minority surface treatment throughout the series, but was most popular during the Early Saratown phase, comprising percent of that assemblage from the test trench excavation at Upper Saratown.

Primary References

Wilson 1983; Ward and David 1993, 1996 (ms in part I)

(Type description: Jane Eastman)