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St. Johns Punctated


The defining factor in St. Johns series is the temper. The temper in this type is diatomaceous earth that occurs along the St. Johns River and in the clay naturally.

Sorting Criteria

Punctations on diatomaceous earth-tempered pottery. The design is an incision below the rim of the vessel with one to three rows of large spaced punctations. Rows of punctations have been observed with out the incised line and in one example punctation were observed to form a rough series of arcades. Vessel form is a deep bowl.

Geographical Range
Extreme southeastern Georgia.
Chronological Range
Woodland, maybe into the early Mississippian St. Johns period.
Surface Treatment
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