Back to top

Oemler Check Stamped


This is an early variety of Deptford Check Stamped according to Chester DePratter. Named after the Oemler site in Chatham County.

Sorting Criteria

Check stamping on sand-tempered pottery. Checks are small rhomboids, diamonds, or rectangular shapes. Rims are straight to slightly flaring; sometimes sharply everted. Lips are rounded to squared; often forming a broad flat lip. Vessel forms are cylindrical jars with rounded bases.

Geographical Range
The northern Georgia Coast.
Chronological Range
Early Woodland.
Surface Treatment
Pottery Image(s)