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St. Johns Simple Stamped


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

Sorting Criteria

Simple stamping on diatomaceous earth-tempered pottery. Designs are broad parallel, or slightly crossed, simple stamping.

Geographical Range
Northeastern Florida and presumably extreme southeastern Georgia.
Chronological Range
Woodland into Early Mississippian. At Nocoroco it is dated in St. Johns IIb or IIc times.
Surface Treatment