People of the Waters - Oneota
OPM #:
2111-3-T1
Object Name:
Sherd
Description:
Lasley's Negative Painted. The black paint is a barely discernable layer at the cross section on a break; the 'white' is the same color as the ceramic paste; paint is only on the exterior surface; fine crushed shell tempering; very high quality paste/well fired.
Comments:
This is an example of a very rare pottery type known as Lasley's Negative Painted. It is the only painted pottery found in this region. It is called Negative because the paint is applied everywhere except where the decoration is.

This is an Early Oneota shell tempered sherd from a jar or a bowl. Oneota painted pottery is evidence of Mississippian influence upon the Oneota but it is unknown if the Oneota existed before the Mississippians and were influenced by them or if the Oneota actually evolved from Mississippian culture. This sherd was found during a late 1930s excavation by the Museum at the prehistoric village site called Lasley's Point.
Site Name:
Lasley's Point
Site#:
47-WN-96
Found:
Winnebago County, WI
Material:
Ceramic
Culture/Period:
Oneota, Early
Dimensions:
W-2.087 L-2.756 inches
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