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Irene Burnished Plain


Named after the Irene site, 9Ch1, in the northern portion of Savannah excavated in the late 1930s. Related to Lamar Plain.

Sorting Criteria

Burnished plain pottery on grit-tempered pottery. Vessels have a wide variety of forms, including bowls with incurving or straight rims, flared rim jars, and specialty forms such as boat-shaped vessels.

Geographical Range
The name for this type is only used on the Georgia Coast.
Chronological Range
Late Mississippian Irene period.
Surface Treatment
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