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Colonoware Pitcher

  • Colonoware Pitcher
  • Colonoware Pitcher
  • Colonoware Pitcher
  • Colonoware Pitcher

Spaniards introduced European pottery to the Americas, and Native American potters sometimes adopted elements of these new ceramics. This pitcher was made with traditional Native American techniques but in a European form.

Story

Colonoware Pitcher by Gifford Waters

This is an example of what archaeologists call colonoware pottery. This pitcher was made using traditional Native American manufacturing techniques, but is in a European form and colonoware vessels such as this pitcher really show a blending of cultures and cultural practices.

Gifford Waters
Collection Manager, Historical Archaeology
Florida Museum of Natural History

Summary

Colonoware Pitcher
From Mexico
Dates to 17th–18th century

Exhibit Area

Objects Tell Stories

Theme

Blended Culture

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