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King George Check Stamped


Named by Joseph Caldwell in his master's thesis after WPA excavations at Fort King George at Darien in McIntosh County near the mouth of the Altamaha River. Joseph Caldwell and his wife, Sheila Kelly Caldwell, eventually renamed this type as Altamaha Check Stamped presumably because this was an Indian pottery that definitely preceded the constructions of the Fort. This term should probably not be used.

Sorting Criteria

Check stamping on grit-tempered pottery. Rims are wide folded, often with cane punctuations.

Geographical Range
Central and perhaps northern Georgia Coast.
Chronological Range
17th Century A.D.
Surface Treatment