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Hiwassee Island Red on Buff


Defined by Tom Lewis and Madeline Kneberg at the Hiwassee Island site in eastern Tennessee from their WPA excavations there.

Sorting Criteria

A painted design in red oxide paint on a plain buff surface background on finely ground shell-tempered pottery. Vessel forms are shallow bowl shapes. Rims are incurved or flared and lips are thickened and rounding.

Geographical Range
This type occurs in eastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia. Probably also occurs in northeastern Alabama and western North Carolina.
Chronological Range
Middle to Late Mississippian?
Surface Treatment
Pottery Image(s)