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Shell Temper

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Useless name created by Charles Fairbanks in the mid 1950s for certain Macon Plateau period sherds found at the Brown's Mount site, 9Bi5, east of Macon. Brown's Mount Plain is essentially Bibb Plain in the form of little owl effigies that are perched on the lips of Bibb Plain bowls. The excavators found several of these bowls at the Brown's Mount site in a pure Macon Plateau context in the 1930s and Fairbanks thought they were noteworthy enough that he should call them Brown's Mount to recognize this characteristic. Has little reason to exist in our judgment. Use Bibb Plain as a type name instead.

See Walnut Roughened. This type was never used by anyone after its first mention by Arthur Kelly in 1938, although Carol Mason says that a clay wash filming was present on 11 percent of the Walnut Roughened sherds. We are uncertain what this treatment refers to in terms of ceramic technology. Do not use this term.

This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River. It is obviously not a normal type name, and this approach is not recommended for use in Georgia.

This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River. This name refers just to the rim form and is not a recommended type name for Georgia.

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This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River.

This type was designed by Lewis and Kneberg as a sub-type of Dallas Decorated. This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River. This type is not recommended for use in Georgia.

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This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River.

This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River. Not a traditional type and not really recommended for use in Georgia.

This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River. Not a traditional type and not really recommended for use in Georgia.

This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake.

This is named for the old town of Dallas, Tennessee, now at the bottom of Chickamauga Lake.

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One of the plain pottery types found at Macon in the 1930s. Named for the head of one of the early trading posts in that area by Jesse Jennings and Charles Fairbanks.

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Named after Fort Hawkins which is located just northwest of the Macon Plateau site (9Bi1) in Macon. Named by Jesse Jennings and Charles Fairbanks.

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Defined by Tom Lewis and Madeline Kneberg at the Hiwassee Island site on Hiwassee Island at the mouth of the Hiwassee River in eastern Tennessee. This pottery is identical to Etowah Complicated Stamped except that it is tempered with finely ground shell rather than sand or grit.

Defined by Tom Lewis and Madeline Kneberg at the Hiwassee Island site. This pottery is identical to Etowah Red Filmed except that it is tempered with finely ground shell.

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

Named by Tom Lewis and Madeline Kneberg after an old name for the Tennessee River. Like Marion Heimlich's Langston Fabric Impressed.

Named by Lewis and Kneberg after an old name for the Tennessee River.

Named apparently by Tom Lewis and Madeline Kneberg after Ledford Island in the Tennessee River. It is not sure what variation this is.

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This type was defined by Jesse Jennings and Charles Fairbanks in 1940 as one of the Macon Plateau plain pottery types. Named after the McDougal Mound at the Macon Plateau site.

Named after an island flooded under the waters of the Guntersville Reservoir in northeastern Alabama. Named by Marion Heimlich.

Named after an island flooded under the waters of the Guntersville Reservoir in northeastern Alabama. Named by Marion Heimlich.

Named after an island flooded under the waters of the Guntersville Reservoir in northeastern Alabama.

Named after an island flooded under the waters of the Guntersville Reservoir in northeastern Alabama.

This type is similar to Boyd Check Stamped and Galt Check Stamped. Named after the Overhill Cherokee of the 18th century by Tom Lewis and Madeline Kneberg.

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This is similar to Lamar Complicated Stamped. Tom Lewis and Madeline Kneberg gave this name to the Lamar pottery that was in the historic Overhill Cherokee occupations in eastern Tennessee. The grit-tempered material was pulled out and named Tugalo Complicated Stamped.

We are not sure this was ever used, although Broyles lists it without comment in her compilation.

This type was originally defined by William Sears in the Wilbanks site report in 1958. The Wilbanks site was in the Allatoona Reservoir. Named after the little town of Sixes in Cherokee County, Georgia.

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This type was originally defined by Jesse Jennings and Charles Fairbanks in the Southeastern Archaeological Conference Bulletin. This type is named after Walnut Creek that joins the Ocmulgee River on the eastern boundary of Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. The name oddly has nothing to do with roughening the surface of a vessel using the rough exterior of a walnut!