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Ituskre [pots]: Catawba Pottery of Past and Present Exhibit
Nov 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Nov 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
|Ituskre [pots]: Catawba Pottery of Past and Present Exhibit
Alumni Hall, lower level; Research Laboratories of Archaeology
Sponsor: Research Laboratories of Archaeology
Catawba pottery served as the material foundation for life in the Piedmont during the eighteenth century. For Catawbas, making pottery with family members created space for sharing stories and creating new memories of what it meant to be Catawba; selling pottery generated much needed income for Catawba families striving to protect ancestral lands from colonial encroachment. For settlers, Catawba pottery offered widely available, inexpensive, and incredibly desirable cookware that produced unique flavors. Learn more about the Research Laboratories of Archaeology’s (RLA) excavation at the Federal era Catawba settlement known as New Town (c. 1790-1820). Pottery from the site demonstrates how the economic expertise, resourcefulness, and innovation of Catawba women created a new economic niche for producing and selling Catawba pots throughout the region.