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Dallas Negative Painted


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

Sorting Criteria

Negative painting on shell-tempered pottery. The decoration on this type of pottery is brought out in the natural buff color of the vessel by the application of a black dye that filled in the background. The color is light to dark gray, light and dark brown, and brick red. Known vessel forms include shallow bowls and small globular jars.

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