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Irene Plain


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

Sorting Criteria

Plain grit-tempered pottery. Known vessel forms include wide-mouthed bowls, hemispherical bowls and elongated globular vessels. Rims are incurving, straight, or flared. Lips are rounded or squared. Bases are round or flat.

Geographical Range
The name for this type is not used anywhere else but on the Georgia Coast.
Chronological Range
Late Mississippian; Early Lamar Irene period.
Surface Treatment
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