Conveyed in Clay: Stories from St. Catherines Island
Using pottery as a lens, Conveyed in Clay: Stories
from St. Catherines Island explores 5,000 years of
human history, from the oldest pots discovered in North America to
the introduction of Spanish majolica in the mission era.
Featuring a selection of objects from the St. Catherines
Island Foundation and Edward John Noble Foundation Collection,
this new permanent exhibition examines how Native Americans adapted
to changes in natural and cultural conditions through the evolution
of their pottery. From the invention of simple pinch pots to the
progressive engineering of more advanced coil pots, visitors will
explore the innovative designs and the introduction of decorative
embellishment as cultures interacted.
Did You Know?
- The oldest pottery in North America was made in Georgia 5,000
years ago and can be seen in Conveyed in
- The St. Catherines Island Foundation and Edward John Noble
Foundation Collection includes more than one million artifacts
recovered from archaeological work on St. Catherines Island,
- Fernbank Museum has conducted archaeological research in
Telfair County and Coffee County, Georgia.