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Defined by Wesley Hurt from his work in east-central Alabama as part of the Walter F. George Reservoir survey. Named after the Abercrombie Mound site in Alabama. Related to Fort Walton Incised and Lamar Bold Incised.

Defined by Wesley Hurt from his work in east-central Alabama as part of the Walter F. George Reservoir survey. Named after the Abercrombie Mound site.

Defined by Carl Miller at the Guess site (9CO82) as part of his 1949 Allatoona Reservoir Survey. This type was never actually published, has not been used by any other person, and is not recommended for use at all. Named after the town of Acworth. Possible prototype of the Deptford Series. Said to be associated with Mossy Oak Simple Stamped and Dunlap Fabric Marked.

Defined by Hale Smith from excavations in the Tallahassee, Florida area. Named after the Aucilla River. Historic Apalachee Indian incised pottery. Somewhat related to Ocmulgee Fields Incised.

Defined by Joseph Caldwell after work at the Booger Bottom site in the Buford Reservoir (Lake Lanier) of northern Georgia. Presumably a local variety of Cartersville Check Stamped with little to recommend it. Probably should not be used again.

Defined by Joseph Caldwell in the Buford Reservoir (Lake Lanier) in northern Georgia. Named after the Booger Bottom site. Presumably a local variety of Cartersville Linear Check Stamped with little to recommend it. Probably should not be used again.

Swift Creek Complicated Stamped from Chatham County on the Georgia Coast. Named by Caldwell and Waring in the late 1930s. The name Brewton Hill Complicated Stamped has been used only on the Georgia Coast and nowhere else, nor has it been used much since it has been named. See Deptford Complicated Stamped also.

David Chase named this type. Not sure what it is named for.

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This type was defined by Joseph Caldwell based upon his excavations in the Allatoona Reservoir. It is the equivalent of Deptford Check Stamped from northwestern Georgia, and it has become the standard type name for all of northern Georgia and even inland Georgia for Middle Woodland check stamped pottery. In general the northern Georgia Cartersville pottery is a little thinner and sandier than similar pottery from the Deptford site on the Georgia coast. Named after Cartersville, Georgia.

This type was defined by Joseph Caldwell based upon his excavation in the Allatoona Reservoir. It is the equivalent of Deptford Linear Check Stamped, and has become the standard type for all of northern Georgia and even inland Georgia for the Middle Woodland linear check stamped pottery. In general the northern Georgia Cartersville pottery is a little thinner and sandier than similar pottery from the Deptford site and southern Georgia. Named after Cartersville, Georgia.

This type was defined by Joseph Caldwell based upon his excavations in the Allatoona Reservoir. It is the equivalent of Deptford Simple Stamped and it has become the standard type for all of northern Georgia and even inland Georgia for the Middle Woodland simple stamped pottery. In general the northern Georgia Cartersville pottery is a little thinner and sandier than similar pottery from the Deptford site and southern Georgia. Named after Cartersville, Georgia.

No one has used this name excepted for on the Chauga site, 38Oc47, on the Tugalo River under Lake Hartwell.

This type is basically identical to Lamar Incised and was named from excavations at the Chauga site in the 1950s.

Defined by Wesley Hurt from his work in east-central Alabama as part of the Walter F. George Reservoir survey. Named after the town of Columbia, Alabama in Houston County.

Defined by Wesley Hurt from his work in east-central Alabama as part of the Walter F. George Reservoir survey. Named after the town of Columbia, Alabama in Houston County. Used as a general category for most plain potteries found in the region. Not recommended.

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Joseph Caldwell and Antonio Waring named this type based upon work at the Deptford site, 9Ch2, in Chatham County.

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A wide variety of designs, but the diamonds predominate. Robert Wauchope tried to separate the motifs into four temporally defined groups Etowah I, II, III, and IV, but most people are happy to have it in just as an early and late Etowah.

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Named after the Etowah site (9Br1) by Robert Wauchope.

Defined by Carl Miller at the Guess site (9CO82) as part of his 1949 Allatoona Reservoir Survey. This type was never actually published, has not been used by any other person, and is not recommended for use at all.

Robert Wauchope believed, as with Etowah Cord Marked, that this type is a unintentional decoration He believed that the pots received these impressions while being hung in nets to dry before firing. The evidence that he gave him is that some of the cord marked vessels were over smeared with clay apparently to hide the cord impressions, and that cord impressions are found over other Etowah designs.

This is presumably the same as Etowah Complicated Stamped. Uses the name Etowah Complicated Stamped instead.

Apparently defined by Joseph Caldwell only in the 1969 ceramics seminar. Part of the Fairchild's Landing site collection.

Named by Joseph Caldwell in his master's thesis after WPA excavations at Fort King George at Darien in McIntosh County near the mouth of the Altamaha River. Joseph Caldwell and his wife, Sheila Kelly Caldwell, eventually renamed this type as Altamaha Incised presumably because this was an Indian pottery that definitely preceded the construction of the Fort. This term should probably not be used.

The type was named for the small community of Ladds and the mountain that seemed to be associated with the Leake site.

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Named for the famous Lake Jackson site in the northern city limits of Tallahassee, Florida.

Robert Wauchope named this type. Named for the Lamar site, 9Bi2. See Lamar Plain.

This type is the same as Deptford Simple Stamped. Named by Steve Wimberly after the McLeod Estate site in Clarke County, Alabama. This type was included on the Georgia list by Caldwell in 1969 for unknown reasons.

This type is the same as Deptford Simple Stamped. Named by Steve Wimberly after the McLeod Estate site in Clarke County, Alabama. This type was included on the Georgia list by Caldwell in 1969 for unknown reason.

Named by Hale Smith from excavations on historic Apalachee Indian sites in the Tallahassee, Florida area. Name after the Scott Miller site.

Defined by Patricia Holden and later revised by Roy Dickens from excavation in western North Carolina. Probably not a type of much use in Georgia. Presumably named after Pisgah Mountain.

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Named for the Refuge site north of Savannah, on the Savannah River, which was excavated by Antonio Waring.

Named for the Refuge site north of Savannah, on the Savannah River, which was excavated by Antonio Waring.

Named for the Refuge site north of Savannah, on the Savannah River, which was excavated by Antonio Waring.

Named for the Refuge site north of Savannah, on the Savannah River, which was excavated by Antonio Waring.

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Named by Chester DePratter. Named for the Refuge site north of Savannah, on the Savannah River, which was excavated by Antonio Waring.

This is Lamar Incised pottery that was given the name Rood's Incised by Joseph Caldwell for sherds from the Rood's Landing site in Stewart County, Georgia (9SW1).

This time was originally defined by Hale Smith. Named for Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida.

Named for the Hollywood site in Richmond County just south of Augusta by Carl Miller. Not a recommended name. Uncertain what is intended by the variety designation.

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Marking on the exteriors of ceramic jars made using a kerneless corn cob has been recognized for several decades in Georgia. It has also been clear that this mode of "decoration" only occurs during the Middle Mississippian Savannah period. The type name has never before been formally defined until now.

This is a specific motif of Savannah Complicated Stamped. This design is not restricted to the Savannah period, however. Named for what became Savannah Complicated Stamped. Use the name Savannah Complicated Stamped instead.

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Defined by Joseph Caldwell and Antonio Waring from the excavations at the Irene site. Named for the Savannah River and the city of Savannah.

Plain pottery at the Irene site associated with the Savannah period. Named for the Savannah River. Not the burnished plain.

This type of name was used by Robert Wauchope to described Savannah Complicated Stamped, however, this is a poor name to use because it does not allow for the division of simple stamping from complicated stamping. Same as Savannah Complicated Stamped.

Defined by Wesley Hurt from his work in east-central Alabama as part of the Walter F. George Reservoir survey. Perhaps related to Wakulla Check Stamped. Named for Seale, Alabama.

Arthur Kelly's original name for Vining Simple Stamped. This name was obsolete by 1938. Kelly gave the first types names in Georgia using the letters of the Greek alphabet.

Named by Willey after St. Andrews Bay in northwestern Florida. Like the Early variety above, this is a Swift Creek Complicated Stamped-like stamping.

Swift Creek Complicated Stamped in the Oliver Basin on the Chattahoochee River as defined by Edward McMichael and James Kellar. No one has used this to our knowledge since these archaeologists.

Plain pottery found in Swift Creek context by Arthur Kelly at the Swift Creek site (9Bi3).

This type is part of the Thom's Creek series from west-central South Carolina. This type is discussed extensively in the Groton Plantation Report by Jim Stoltman. Many have suggested that this type is a transitional type between fiber and sand-tempered pottery types.

This type is part of the Thom's Creek series from west-central South Carolina. This type is discussed extensively in the Groton Plantation Report by Jim Stoltman. Many have suggested that this type is a transitional type between fiber and sand-tempered pottery types. Related to Refuge Plain, which is a better name to use in Georgia.

Type named based upon a few vessels seen by James B. Griffin. Once thought to perhaps be in Georgia, Chester DePratter reports that it probably is not.

This type is part of the Thom's Creek series from west-central South Carolina. This type is discussed extensively in the Groton Plantation Report by Jim Stoltman. Many have suggested that this type is a transitional type between fiber and sand-tempered pottery types. Related to Refuge Simple Stamped, which is a better name to use in Georgia.

John Worth has defined this from excavations at the Fig Springs site in north-central Florida. He includes this as part of his Suwannee Valley series.

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Named after Upatoi Creek at Fort Benning near Columbus by David Chase.

Named after Upatoi Creek at Fort Benning near Columbus by David Chase

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This type was originally defined by Gordon Willey for the Florida Gulf Coast area. Named presumably for Wakulla County, Florida.

Defined by Miller at the Guess Site (9CO82) as part of his 1949 Allatoona Reservoir Survey. This type was never actually published, has not been used by any other person, and is not recommended for use at all. Said to be associated with Etowah Roughened and an unnamed brushed type. Have no idea why it would be named after a town over 100 miles east of the Allatoona area.

Named after Watts Bar, Tennessee, in Roane County, by Tom Lewis and Madeline Kneberg. Presumably related to Dunlap Fabric Marked.

Defined by Wesley Hurt from his work in east-central Alabama as part of the Walter F. George Reservoir survey. Perhaps related to Wakulla Check Stamped. Named for Wilson Creek in Houston County, Alabama.

Named after the town of Woodstock by Robert Wauchope for site 9Ck2 according to Joseph Caldwell in his Allatoona report.

Robert Wauchope found site 9Ck2 in 1939. Joseph Caldwell tested it in 1939 for Wauchope and prepared a preliminary type description for Woodstock Complicated Stamped. This type description has apparently been lost. Caldwell presumably named the type after the town of Woodstock, located 1.5 miles east of the site. There is no type description for this in Caldwell 1950 - only a picture. See Woodstock Stamped also.

No formal type description in Robert Wauchope 1948, only the name is mentioned. Named after Woodstock, Georgia. A specific design in the Woodstock Complicated Stamped material. Use name Woodstock Complicated Stamped instead.

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Named by Robert Wauchope as part of the Woodstock series. Named after Woodstock, Georgia.

Named by Joseph Caldwell based upon his excavations in the Allatoona Reservoir. This is a specific, complicated, and stamped motif that he found was common in Woodstock phase sites. Use Woodstock Complicated Stamped instead.

Named by Joseph Caldwell based upon his excavations in the Allatoona Reservoir.

No formal type description in Robert Wauchope 1948, only the name is mentioned. Named after Woodstock, Georgia. Use the name Woodstock Incised instead.

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Named by Robert Wauchope as part of the Woodstock series. This is the same as Woodstock Complicated Stamped, which is the recommended name. Named after Woodstock, Georgia.