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Blakely Check Stamped


Defined by Sears at Kolomoki, and he was perhaps the only person to use this name. Most people considered it Deptford Check Stamped, and by the 1960s, the name was no longer used at all. This name might make some sense in a type-variety system to speak of the Kolomoki variant of Deptford as Blakely, but we don't know if it can be separately identified. Named after the town of Blakely, Georgia.

Sorting Criteria

Check stamping on grit-tempered pottery. The grit in these ceramics is moderately course. Designs are heavy and bold. Vessel forms range from vertical walled beakers to high shouldered flat-based jars. Globular bodied jars with convex bases, slight necks, and slight flaring rims also may occur.

Geographical Range
Near the lower Chattahoochee River and the lower Flint River valleys.
Chronological Range
Middle Woodland Kolomoki period.
Surface Treatment