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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Chamber Pots

March 9, 2016

Chamber PotsChamber pots were used for indoor toilet needs. These two annular ware pearlware chamber pots were excavated at a historic site in Prairie du Chien and date to circa 1830. They were reconstructed after excavation, and one handle and both covers are missing. The banding on the pots is what is called annular ware design, and the main decoration is a seaweed pattern.