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colonoware are most prevalent at mission sites.

Colonoware: A Hybrid Pottery Type

Colonoware refers to European-style pottery made by Indians using their traditional coil methods. These vessels are particularly common on mission sites throughout Florida. It is believed that colonoware were made for Spaniards when imported wares were unavailable, since they are most commonly associated with Hispanic residents.

The most common colonoware shapes are plates, bowls, and cups. However, pitchers, skillets, and candlesticks have also been found.

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