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Hamilton Plain


This type is part of the Hamilton series named by Tom Lewis and Madeline Kneberg. This was named after Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Sorting Criteria

Plain pottery, occasionally punctated and rarely incised, on limestone-tempered pottery. Sherds are tempered with limestone particles that are plentiful and range from 1-5 millimeters in diameter. The colors of the sherds are predominately dark to medium gray. Vessel forms include kettle or caldron shapes with a faux-conoidal base. Rims are vertical and incline inward slightly. Lips are flattened or rounding.

Geographical Range
Entire eastern Tennessee Valley. If this comes into Georgia it would be in northwestern or north-central Georgia.
Chronological Range
Late Woodland.
Surface Treatment
Pottery Image(s)
Color photo, 3 Indigenous ceramic fragments of various sizes, 1 is a rounded rim fragment.