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Dallas Notched


This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River. Not a traditional type and not really 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. This type pot has applique fillets that are attached to the exterior rims of bowls, which have been notched with a sharp tool or fingernail.

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