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West Florida Cord Marked, Early 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 Early designation is based upon the notched or scalloped rim forms.

Sorting Criteria

Cord marking on fine sand-tempered pottery. Cord impression are deep and clear. Vessels are pot form with slightly flared and slightly converged orifices. Rims are direct and slightly inslanting or moderately outflaring. Thickening occurs just below the orifice. Lips are round-pointed with slight exterior eversions and are sometimes notched or scalloped.

Geographical Range
Northwestern Florida and probably an unknown distance up the Chattahoochee Valley.
Chronological Range
Middle Woodland Santa Rosa-Swift Creek period
Surface Treatment
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