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King George Malleated


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 Line Blocked presumably because this was an Indian pottery that definitely preceded the constructions of the Fort. This term should probably not be used.

Sorting Criteria

Cross simple stamping on grit-tempered pottery. The design sometimes looks like a line block, but it is actually formed by placing separate simple stamped lines at right angles on successive padding of the vessel.

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