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West Florida Cord Marked, Late Variety


This type was originally defined by Gordon Willey for the Florida Gulf Coast. Willey states that this pottery is similar to other cord marked pottery in the southeast and that this type should be merged in with some of the other cord marked pottery of the interior. The Late designation is based upon the folded rims.

Sorting Criteria

Cord marking on fine sand-tempered pottery. Cord impressions are semi-obliterated rather than clear. Rims are folded in the Weeden Island manner. There is a deep line underscoring the rim fold. Similar in ware characteristics to the early variety.

Geographical Range
Northwestern Florida and an unknown distance up the Chattahoochee Valley.
Chronological Range
Late Woodland Weeden Island period.
Surface Treatment
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