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St. Simons Incised


This is fiber-tempered pottery from the lower Georgia Coast. These are the original names given to the fiber tempered pottery in Georgia based on work by Preston Holder on St. Simons Island in the 1930s. However this type did not have a written description and people began recognizing that this was the same pottery as the Stallings Incised pottery and dropped the use of this name.

Sorting Criteria

Incising on fiber temper pottery. Designs usually occur as a series of parallel, horizontal lines right below the rim. These lines may be met by vertical bands of incisions. Zones of horizontal incisions separated by plain areas also occur, but less frequently than the former. Cross-hatching and some curvilinear incising also occur. Rims are straight or slightly incurving. Lips are rounded or flattened, sometimes thickened. Vessel forms are simple bowls and bases are rounded or flattened.

Geographical Range
Comparable to types found from Charleston, South Carolina, to the lower St Johns River in Florida, and at Stallings Island on the Savannah River, and from central Georgia.
Chronological Range
Late Archaic.
Surface Treatment