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Chatham County Cord Marked


Defined by Chester DePratter from analysis of sherds from Chatham County WPA excavations.  Named for Chatham County, where Savannah is located.  Type is closely related to Deptford Cord Marked and similar to the later Savannah Fine Cord Marked.

Sorting Criteria

Cord marking on fine to medium grit-tempered pottery. The exteriors of the vessels are cord marked in the zone just below the rim or over the entire vessel surface. Cord marking is usually vertical to the rim. The interiors of the vessels are gritty, often having marks from smoothing implements visible. Rims are straight to slightly flared. The bodies of the vessels are cylindrical with slight shoulders and round or conoidal bases. Some vessels have tetrapod supports. 

Geographical Range
Georgia Coast around mouth of Savannah River.
Chronological Range
Probably Middle and Late Woodland.
Surface Treatment