Berkeley Series

The Berkeley series appears to be the same as Hanover I, having a sandy paste with grog tempering. This is seen as developing from Deptford, as check stamped surfaces are common (35.9% at 38SU136, 141). Cord marking (42.6%) is the most common treatment, however, and fabric impressing is third (23.7%). Simple stamping is seen in a few cases. “The modal paste for the Berkeley series sample is a compact, gritty clay body with abundant medium and medium-to-coarse background sand inclusions” (Cable 2002: 222).