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Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley
Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1882-83,
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1886, pages 361-436

written by "Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933"
...as known, although varieties of improvised molds—baskets, gourds, and the like, such as are known to nearly all pottery-making peoples—were frequently employed. The highest degree of ... read more

Origin and Development of Form and Ornament in Ceramic Art.
Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1882-1883,
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1886, pages 437-466.

written by "Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933"
...it-shell, or stone, while serving as an auxiliary in some simple art, may have suggested the making of a cup, the simplest form of vessel. The use of clay as a cement in repairing utensils, in pr... read more