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Cob Marked


Named by John Goggin after Alachua County, Florida, where Gainesville is located. Worth includes this as part of his Suwannee Valley series.

Named after the lake on the Savannah River by Carl Miller. This type is not much known, but presumably it represents the necks of Savannah period jars. This type is essentially unknown and probably should not be reused.

Named after the Etowah site by Robert Wauchope.

The Qualla series was named by Brian Egloff based upon excavations by a number of people in western North Carolina, as well as northwestern South Carolina. This material is essentially Lamar series material, and that term is recommended for use in Georgia. Named after the Qualla Cherokee Reservation.


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.

The defining factor in the St. Johns series is the temper. The temper in this type is diatomaceous earth. The diatomaceous earth occurs along the St. Johns River and is in the clay naturally.