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Averett Incised


Defined by David Chase. Named after the Averett site.

Sorting Criteria

Incising on grit-tempered pottery. Incising is applied to the rim and shoulder areas of vessels. Known motifs include stab and drag technique, parallel incised lines near the rim, and diagonal incised lines applied to the shoulder. Vessel shapes may be either incurved rims globular forms or excurvate rims semi-conoidal forms. Lips are pinched, slightly rounded or neatly squared. The squared lips most often occur on the globular vessels. Tool marking may appear on the interior of some vessels. Applique nodes or bumps may be observed on the rims of the semi-conoidal vessels and on the shoulder of the globular type.

Geographical Range
This type is found in west-central Georgia and the middle Chattahoochee Valley.
Chronological Range
Late Woodland Averett phase.
Surface Treatment
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