This figure illustrates the morphological attributes of
late Windsor Tradition pottery (ca. 450-300 years B.P.).
The two pots were recovered from Fort Shantok (Montville, CT),
a 17th-century palisaded village occupied by the Mohegan
tribe. Both pots are examples of the Shantok Castellated
type (Lizee 1994). Castellations are common on late pottery from
Fort Shantok and other Contact Period sites in the northeastern United
States. This attribute also appears on earlier Niantic types in
this region, suggesting in situ development.
Key to morphological attributes:
a. castellation; b. frilled collar; c. collar;
d. notching; e. shoulder; f. body; g. base.