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Many variations in techniques existed between different regions, but the basic method for making coil and pinch pots was widespread.
The primary objective of our Carden Bottoms excavations is to retrieve artifacts and preserved plant and animal remains from residential contexts, especially house and trash pit features.
Pottery was a functional tool as well as an art form for Native Americans.
It was developed by tribes all over the continent to fill a nearly universal need; they had to have a way to carry and store food and water.
These results indicate that 3YE25 is an extraordinary site, presenting an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the role of art, ritual, and social interaction among Carden Bottoms phase people.
Consequently, we are directing much additional effort to its study.