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McLeod Plain


Named by Steve Wimberly after the McLeod Estate site in Clarke County, Alabama. This type was included on the Georgia list by Caldwell in 1969 for unknown reasons.

Sorting Criteria

This type is plain sand-tempered pottery. An incised line is sometimes found on the exterior of the vessel just below the lip. Known vessel forms include bowls that range from flattened globular in shape with constricted orifices, to hemispherical bowls, to shallow bowls with straight or out-slanting rounded sides. Rims of the bowls usually are just a simple lip, but a small percentage does have an exterior rim fold. Lips are round-pointed, rounded and flattened.

Geographical Range
Mobile Bay and presumably southern Alabama. We doubt that this extends into southwestern Georgia, use the name Deptford Plain in Georgia instead.
Chronological Range
Middle Woodland.
Surface Treatment