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Panola Check Stamped


David Chase defined this type from his work at the Miner's Creek site in DeKalb County. This is an enigmatic and elusive type found at only a handful of Middle Woodland sites, either big Hopewellian centers (including Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Georgia, and Florida) as well as at a group of Swift Creek sites in the Atlanta area.

Sorting Criteria

Check stamping on grit-tempered paste. Check stamping is shallow and poorly defined. Checks are large, measuring nearly 1cm square. Georgia examples are made with the Swift Creek/Cartersville pottery technological tradition.

Geographical Range
Northwest Georgia from the Etowah River valley to Atlanta.
Chronological Range
Middle Woodland, Swift Creek period
Surface Treatment
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