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Carrabelle Punctated


This type was defined by Gordon Willey in 1949. Named after the Carrabelle site, 8Fr2, in Franklin County, Florida.

Sorting Criteria

Punctations on grit-tempered pottery. The surface treatment occurs in the upper portion of the vessel, below the rim. The type of punctations used on this type varies greatly. These include: fingernail, rectangular and triangular stick made, hollow reed, and double-row fingernail punctations. The punctations may be underlined with an incised line. Known vessel forms include globular bowls with flared orifices, flattened-globular bowls, short-collared jars, and jars with cambered rims. Rims are direct or incurving, are slightly thickened near the margin, and thin, flat exterior folds are common. Lips are flat-round to pointed-round.

Geographical Range
This type is found primarily in southwestern Georgia and the central Florida Gulf Coast. While it may come to the Piedmont, avoid using this type name in the Piedmont.
Chronological Range
Weeden Island I and II periods.
Surface Treatment
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