Surrey-Hampshire border ware ceramics in seventeenth-century English North America

Hawkins, Catherine Margaret (2016) Surrey-Hampshire border ware ceramics in seventeenth-century English North America. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Surrey-Hampshire Border ware ceramics were among of the most popular and widely used ceramics in southern England. This ceramic, produced along the Surrey-Hampshire border, was also shipped to English colonies in North America throughout the seventeenth century. This thesis will explore the types of vessels uncovered on archaeological sites in Newfoundland, New England and the Chesapeake, and examine the similarities and differences in the forms available to various colonists during this time period. By comparing the collections of Border ware found at various sites it is possible to not only determine what vessel forms are present in Northeastern English North America, but to determine the similarities and differences in vessels based on temporal, geographic, social or economic factors. A comparative study of Border ware also provides information on the socio-economic status of the colonists and on trading networks between England and North America during the seventeenth century.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12039
Item ID: 12039
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-183).
Keywords: Historical Archaeology, Seventeenth Century, Ceramics, Material Culture, English Colonies, Comparative Study, Trade Networks, Socioeconomic Status
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: April 2016
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: England--Surrey; England--Hampshire; Newfoundland and Labrador; New England; Maryland; Virginia
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Pottery, English--England--Hampshire--16th century; Pottery, English--England--Surrey--17th century; Pottery, English--North America--17th century; Newfoundland and Labrador--Antiquities, English; New England--Antiquities, English; Maryland--Antiquities, English; Virginia--Antiquities, English

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