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Dallas Incised


This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River.

Sorting Criteria

Narrow and sharp incising on shell-tempered pottery. Designs include hachured triangles or angular guilloches on the rims of jars. Interlocking scrolls and southern Appalachian motifs are represented. Punctuations sometimes accompany the incised motifs. Known vessel forms include shallow bowls and small globular jars.

Clearly related to Lamar Bold Incised, but the incising is perhaps not as well executed.

Geographical Range
Found in eastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia, and surrounding areas.
Chronological Range
Late Mississippi period associated with Dallas and Mouse Creek phases, and Barnett phase in northwestern Georgia.
Surface Treatment
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