Morphological Attributes

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.
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