There were a lot of pieces of broken pots at the Bayou Jasmine site. The Tchefuncte pottery was not as thin, sturdy or well made as later Middle Woodland period pottery. In cross section, the clay in the pots was layered, showing that the makers did not knead it thoroughly before shaping the pots. Archaeologists found over 37,000 pieces of ceramic pots, bowls and jars at the site.


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Credit: R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates
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