Introduction to Archaeology
Painted Pottery: The surface can be painted. Paint can be applied before or after the baking process.
Impressed Wares: This consists of designs impressed into the soft clay surface.
Note the shell tool which was used to impress designs into the backed clay surface above.
Incised Wares: Incised wares are surface treated by literally cutting the design into the surface.
Burnishing: This is accomplished by rubbing the leather hard, unbaked surface with a stone or stick.
Corrugated Ware: In this case coiled pottery whose coils have been flattened.