Tchefuncte Pottery and Material Culture

The people of the Tchefuncte culture were one of the first Indigenous groups to make pottery in significant quantities. The images in this tour focus on the many varieties of pottery recovered at the Oak Island sites. They also illustrate some of the other Tchefuncte culture artifacts recovered.

Tchefuncte Pottery and Material Culture

The people of the Tchefuncte culture were one of the first Indigenous groups to make pottery in significant quantities. Tchefuncte pottery has sometimes been described as poorly made: it is low-fired, with clay that is little-prepared in advance,…

Big Oak and Little Oak Islands

Big Oak Island and Little Oak Island are camps and habitation sites associated with the people of the Tchefuncte culture of the Lower Mississippi Valley, dating from as early as 800 BCE to as late as AD 200. The sites are located in the marshes of…