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Dallas Decorated


This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River. It is obviously not a normal type name, and this approach is not recommended for use in Georgia.

Sorting Criteria

Decorated pottery, tempered with crushed shell, fine to medium particles. Color is light to dark gray, light and dark brown, and brick red. Known vessel forms include shallow bowls and small globular jars. There are four sub-types of Dallas Decorated: decorated, modeled, nodded, and notched.

Geographical Range
Found in eastern Tennessee and perhaps northwestern Georgia.
Chronological Range
Late Mississippi period associated with Dallas and Mouse Creek phases.
Surface Treatment