This foot sherd of a ceramic vessel was excavated from the Garden Creek archaeological site. Vessel feet, such as this model’s, are indicative of specific Southern Appalachian Summit Phases. This sherd is likely from a diagnostic tetrapodal vessel. This artifact, along with others excavated from the site, can be accessed through the Garden Creek Virtual Exhibit.
Check out the Virtual Garden Creek Exhibit to learn more about this artifact and others that were excavated at the site, as well as the site’s timeline, excavation, and place in North Carolina Archaeology at: https://digitalcollections.library.appstate.edu/s/Garden_Creek_Arch/page/welcome_page