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Leon Check Stamped


Hale Smith named this type after Leon County, Florida in 1948 as part of his Leon-Jefferson Complex in northwestern Florida. This type is associated with the historic Apalachee Indians of the Mission period.

Sorting Criteria

Check stamping on grit-tempered pottery. Checks are 1 centimeter across on average, and have a square to diamond shape. Fingernail punctations on collars and smoothing of stamping have been noted on some specimens. Rims are outflared and lips are round-pointed.

Geographical Range
This type is centered in Leon County, Florida. It is uncertain if this type is found in Georgia.
Chronological Range
17th century A.D.
Surface Treatment
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