Uwharrie Fabric Impressed

Sorting Criteria

(See Background discussion for the Uwharrie series). The fabric used to texture the exterior surface of these vessels is very coarse warp and weft weave. Vessel form, decorative elements, and paste characteristics are identical to Uwharrie Net Impressed.

Chronolonical Position

AD 500-1200. Nine radiocarbon dates associated with Uwharrie series pottery have been collected. Four of these dates fall within the AD 1000 to 1200 range, while three dates from the Yadkin River drainage fall between AD 1400 and 1600 (see 1994).


Uwharrie ceramics are found throughout the North Carolina Piedmont and into South Carolina including the Dan River, Yadkin, Catawba, Broad, Haw, and Eno drainages. This type is common in collections from the Creek site and the Parker site 1978) in the Yadkin drainage. The series, defined for southwestern Virginia, is comparable to the Uwharrie series.


(See Background discussion for Uwharrie series) No Uwharrie Fabric Impressed sherds were recovered from the excavations at the Upper Saratown Locality. Vessels of this type from the Creek site are housed in the Research Laboratories of Anthropology and share the same vessel form, decorative elements, and paste characteristics with Uwharrie Net Impressed.

Primary References

Coe (1 952:307-308, 1964:32-33); Howell and (1 953); (1994, 1996 (ms in Part I))

(Type Description: Jane Eastman)