The Colonial Ceramics web pages were among the first components of the Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland web site to be developed. They were created through a team effort and could not have been accomplished without the contributions and support of everyone involved. Funding was generously provided by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, part of the National Park Service, which enabled us to hire a project researcher, project consultant, and a graphics designer.
Developing and reviewing the web pages was undertaken by a committee that included archaeologists from the Maryland Historical Trust, the project researcher, and the project consultant. Katherine Dinnel and Edward Chaney of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab served as the Co-Project Managers, and wrote, edited, reviewed, and coordinated the project. Sarah Emmert, the Project Researcher, compiled information on the various colonial wares, photographed all the artifacts, constructed the web page, created the digital maps, and basically made sure the project was success. Maureen Kavanagh and Dennis Curry of the Maryland Historical Trust worked extensively with us to develop the web pages. They provided editorial review and input throughout the process. Special thanks to both of them for coming up with solutions to .html problems when panicked requests were made.
In addition to the committee members, we would like to thank Julia King, Director of the MAC Lab, who supported the project and helped write and edit the text; Jon Dean, JPPM Exhibits Services Graphic Designer, who helped develop the original page design; and Sharon Raftery, MAC Lab Administrative Assistant, who developed the current design.
We asked several regional archaeologists for a peer review of a beta version of these web pages before we posted the final product. Thanks go to the following for their input and encouragement: Charles Fithian, Silas Hurry, George Miller, William Pittman, and Beverly Straub. Of course, any inaccuracies or problems observed on these web pages are the responsibility of the web site creators and do not reflect upon the reviewers. We greatly appreciate their suggestions.
A great big thanks to Dr. Meta Janowitz, AECOM Senior Material Specialist, Burlington, New Jersey, for her assistance with the preparation of the essay on Rhenish Stoneware.
Finally, we want to give special thanks to the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training for providing the funding that allowed us to develop the Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland web site and to produce the Prehistoric Ceramics web pages. Thanks especially to Mary Carroll of NCPTT, who recognized the importance of this project and helped us along the way.