The Carman Ceramics Virtual Experience

~Alan E. Carman Museum of Prehistory~

The Alan Carman Museum of Prehistory includes one of the most impressive Native American ceramic collections in the entire state, demonstrating the full range of decorations and styles that developed in southern New Jersey.

Late Woodland Period pot found in Cumberland County, NJ

The collection consists of over 500 objects. These artifacts include steatite (soapstone) bowls from the terminal archaic period (ca. 2000-1000 B.C.) and clay ceramics that were developed throughout the Woodland period (ca. 1000 B.C.-A.D. 1600). Due to its size and range, the Carman ceramic collection provides visitors and archaeologists alike with a multitude of learning opportunities!

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