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San Marcos Plain


This type was originally defined by John Goggin. Named for Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida.

Sorting Criteria

Plain sand-tempered pottery. Vessel forms are large, deep, rounded base jars. This pottery was also tempered at time with limestone and at other times with sand and limestone.

Geographical Range
This is a Florida type found along the St. Johns River. It may come into extreme southeastern Georgia.
Chronological Range
Historic period, 17th century.
Surface Treatment