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Lamar Complicated Stamped


Named after the Lamar site, 9Bi2, by Jesse Jennings and Charles Fairbanks, although James Ford and Arthur Kelly had recognized it since 1934.

Sorting Criteria

Complicated stamping on grit-tempered pottery. Designs are composed of curvilinear and rectilinear elements. Most designs are not as clear as the ones shown above. Vessels are jar forms, slightly constricted below the orifice. Rims are out-flaring and are folded and then pinched, crimped, notched, or punctated. The width of folded rims increases through the Late Mississippian period from about 12 millimeters to 25 millimeters or more in the historic period.

Geographical Range
Occurs over the entire state of Georgia into Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, and northern Florida.
Chronological Range
Late Mississippian Lamar Period.
Surface Treatment
Pottery Image(s)
Color photo, 4 Indigenous ceramic rim fragments with applique impressions, the body of the fragments have both rough curvilinear and lined stamp indentations.
Color photo, 2 Indigenous ceramic fragments with deep, rough curvilinear and lined stamp impressions.
Color photo, 1 Indigenous ceramic rim, neck, and shoulder fragment with an applique rim and faint curvilinear and lined stamp impressions along the body.