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St. Catherines Cord Marked


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

Sorting Criteria

Cord marking on clay or grog-tempered pottery. The fragments of temper in this type are typically smaller than the ones used in Wilmington Heavy Cord Marked. The interiors are carelessly smoothed, but are less lumpy than the Wilmington. Shell scraping on the interior is also common. Rims are straight or sometimes slightly flaring. Lips are usually squared or rounded. The most common vessel form is the cylindrical jar. Bases are rounded.

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