Excavations at the Howe Pottery – Research Series No. 66
EXCAVATIONS AT THE HOWE POTTERY by C. ANDREW BUCHNER
Research Series No. 66
142 pp., 107 illus.
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This monograph presents the results of archeological excavations at the Howe Pottery (3SA340) in Benton, Arkansas during 2010, with summaries of previous investigations at the site and of other known kiln sites in Arkansas. The Howe Pottery is National Register of Historic Places eligible, significant for its unique state of preservation, coupled with the general lack of archeological data for the late nineteenth-century pottery industry, which was important in the Benton area. Archival records suggest the pottery was established before 1886 and operated until 1898–1899. The archeological investigations reported here uncovered a trove of new information, especially about kiln construction and changes in use of the pottery over time. Local and national trends in traditional stoneware pottery production are tracked via study of the Howe Pottery’s archeological record.