The sherds comprising this type collection were recovered from archaeological sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Many were excavated on Works Progress Administration projects during the Great Depression, as part of the Lower Mississippi Survey (Phillips et al. 1951) among others. Most were accessioned by the FLMNH and UF Anthropology Department in the 1950s and 1960s. The ware types have been organized by general period. In many cases the names recorded on sherds are no longer used by archaeologists. We have provided updated type names when known. Read more about this process (PDF). We welcome your feedback on these galleries.
Ford, James A.
1952 Measurements of Some Prehistoric Design Developments in the Southeastern States. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Volume 44, Part III. New York.
1970 Archaeological Survey in the Lower Yazoo Basin, Mississippi, 1949-1955. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 160. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Phillips, Philip, James A. Ford, and James B. Griffin
1951 Archaeological Survey in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, 1940-1947. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 25. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.