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Booger Bottom Linear Check Stamped


Defined by Joseph Caldwell in the Buford Reservoir (Lake Lanier) in northern Georgia. Named after the Booger Bottom site. Presumably a local variety of Cartersville Linear Check Stamped with little to recommend it. Probably should not be used again.

Sorting Criteria

Linear check stamping on sand / grit-tempered pottery.

Geographical Range
The problem with the geographical range of this ceramic is that for the rest of northern Georgia, we use the name Cartersville Linear Check Stamped for Middle Woodland ceramics that are linear check stamped and grit-tempered.
Chronological Range
This ceramic occurs slightly earlier in the Middle Woodland period than the regular check stamping.
Surface Treatment