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Woodland Pottery – Madison Cord Impressed

Woodland pottery Among the pottery sherds collected during a 1991 excavation at a Late Woodland habitation site in Oneida County, Wisconsin. Around a dozen pieces from two excavation units were refitted to form this partial vessel, which was interpreted as a possible Madison Cord Impressed variant. The lip top is scalloped, with a plain horizontal band beneath set off by cord impressions above and below. Underneath the band are alternating triangular and upside-down triangular panels with diagonal cord impressions followed below by a row of upside-down teardrop- to crescent-shaped punctates. Twelve other Madison Cord Impressed vessels were also identified. The pottery was thought to reflect a Lakes phase occupation dating to about AD 850-1200.