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Candy Creek Cord Marked


Defined by Lewis and Kneberg in the Hiwassee Island report.

Sorting Criteria

Cord marking on crushed limestone-tempered pottery. Sherds are frequently porous due to the leaching of the limestone from the sherds in the years since they went into the ground. The cord impressions are usually vertical to rim, and are made from fine, tightly-twisted cords that were 1 to 3 millimeters in diameter. Vessel forms are elongated with a constricted or pseudo-conoidal base. Rims are folded frequently and are usually vertical. Lips are slightly flattened and rounded.

Geographical Range
Rare in northern Georgia, but is found in the entire valley of the Tennessee River in eastern Tennessee.
Chronological Range
Early Woodland.
Surface Treatment