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St. Catherines Burnished Plain


Named after St. Catherines Island. Originally recognized by Joseph Caldwell in the late 1960s.

Sorting Criteria

Burnished plain clay or grog-tempered pottery. The fragments of temper in this type are typically smaller than the ones used in Wilmington Heavy Cord Marked. Rims are straight or incurving. Lips are squared or rounded. Known vessel forms are hemispherical bowls, deep straight sided jars, and cazuela bowls. Bases are rounded.

Geographical Range
The Georgia Coast.
Chronological Range
Late Woodland-Early Mississippian St. Catherines period.
Surface Treatment
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