Uwharrie Brushed


(See Background discussion for Uwharrie series)

Sorting Criteria

As noted in the description of the Uwharrie Net Impressed type, the exterior of many vessels were subsequently scraped. The Uwharrie Brushed type may represent sherds in which the brushing has obscured the original surface treatment.

Chronological Position

AD 500-1200. Nine radiocarbon dates associated with Uwharrie series pottery have been collected. Four of these dates fall within the AD 1000 to 1200 range, while three dates from the Yadkin River drainage fall between AD 1400 and 1600 (see 1994).


Uwharrie ceramics are found throughout the North Carolina Piedmont and into South Carolina including the Dan River, Yadkin, Catawba, Broad, Haw, and Eno drainages. The series, defined for southwestern Virginia, is comparable to the Uwharrie series.

Primary References

Coe (1952:307-308, 1964:32-33); Howell and (1953); (1994, 1996 (ms in Part I))

(Type Description: Jane Eastmun)