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Wheeler Check Stamped


This type was originally defined in the Wheeler Basin on the Tennessee River in north-central Alabama based upon WPA excavations there in the 1930s. The fiber-tempered pottery of this area has traditionally been looked at as later than that occurring in the Savannah River basin and Florida.

Sorting Criteria

Check stamping on fiber-tempered pottery.

Geographical Range
Northern Alabama and northwestern Georgia.
Chronological Range
Late Archaic.
Surface Treatment