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Towaliga Hard Tan


Robert Wauchope defined this odd type. Named after Towaliga River in Monroe County.

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Implied that it is painted fine sand-tempered pottery, but Wauchope's description is unclear. Design is vertical red, gray, or tan panels with straight or zigzag borders. Known vessel forms are non-globular jar with tall vertical out-curved neck and jars.

Geographical Range
Lower Piedmont around the Ocmulgee River.
Chronological Range
Wauchope says Protohistoric, whenever that is, but this material is probably late 17th to early 18th century in date. Historic Creek pottery.
Surface Treatment