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Kasita Red Filmed


Named for the Creek Indian town of Kasita near Columbus, Georgia, by Jesse Jennings and Charles Fairbanks. Also see Mission Red Filmed.

Sorting Criteria

Thin red-filmed pottery with grit-tempered paste. Carol Mason says some black and some white painted sherds are included here. The design is usually curvilinear, less often rectangular or triangular. There are some triangular red areas with black line between on buff. Vessel forms are usually flattened globular bodies with flaring rims. Some plates and cups have been noted. Rims are usually flaring, frequently horizontal, and some cazuela rims occur. Lips are rounded, less often flattened, and sometimes notched.

Geographical Range
This pottery occurs in western Georgia, eastern Alabama through central Georgia to Oconee River, and may occur anywhere Creek Indians or any other Indians associated with Spanish occupation lived before the Yamassee War.
Chronological Range
This is a 17th and early 18th century historic pottery type. It is contemporary with sites of historic Kasita and Hitchiti of ca. 1675 A.D. to 1725 A.D.
Surface Treatment
Pottery Image(s)
Color photo, 2 red filmed Indigenous ceramic fragments, 1 is a rim fragment with rounded lips.