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Weeden Island Punctated


This type was originally defined by Gordon Willey for the Florida Gulf Coast. Named after the Weeden Island site, 8Pi1, in Pinellas County, Florida.

Sorting Criteria

Fine dot or triangular punctations on fine sand-tempered pottery. Designs include continuous meanders, scrolls, lobate forms, leaf-like forms, circles, and triangles. Deep, rounded punctations and hollow reed punctations are used to mark the termination or segmentation of lines. Vessel forms include flattened-globular bowls (most common), simple jars, open bowls, short-collared jars, and cylindrical beakers. Rims are usually thickened at the orifice. Walls are incurved, outslanted, or straight depending on the shape of the vessel. Exterior folds are frequently used, and may be underlined or encircled with punctations. Lips are usually flat or rounded.

Geographical Range
Northwestern Florida and southern Georgia on the Coastal Plain up to the Fall Line.
Chronological Range
Late Woodland Weeden Island I and II, though a majority of the ware occurs in Weeden Island II.
Surface Treatment
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