The Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology is pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of its monograph series, Studies in Northeast Historical Archaeology. Number 1 in the series is an in-depth study of factory-made slipware by one of the field's leading material culture specialists/ceramic historians, Lynne Sussman.
Factory-made slipware, known historically by the name "dipped," was fine earthenware decorated with colored slip and mass-produced. It was manufactured by British, French, and North American potters from the late 18th to the 20th century. This study examines the ware from three points of view. The first part illustrates and identifies 22 different types of decoration, and explains in detail their methods of manufacture. The second part summarizes what is known historically of the ware from commercial records and marked vessels. The third part, using unmarked archaeologically retrieved vessels, reconstructs the chronology of the various types of decoration and forms on which they appeared.
102 pages, 94 figures (b&w) + color cover illustration, 2 tables, 3 appendices, references.