THE CALATAGAN EARTHENWARES
by Dorothy Main and
Robert P. Fox
In the original report on the Calatagan earthenwares [Fox (1959) 372], the name "Kay Tomas" (from one of the Calatagan sites) was given to identify the wares of the entire collection, which at that time was composed of 344 vessels excavated in two sites. The present analysis is based upon the study of 987 whole or restorable earthenware vessels from 12 Calatagan sites excavated by the staff of the National Museum, and a study of the augmented collection has necessitated some modifications in the classification of the originally described types and forms. Rather more important, the revision disclosed the presence of at least three "complexes" or individual styles of earthenware, each with distinctive characteristics which show them to be the products of potters of different pottery-making conventions.
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