ALABAMA SIMPLE STAMPED POTTERY

 

 

 

It is our hope that the pictures and descriptions in this section will assist you in discovering the identity of your pottery sherds and the history behind them.  If you are unable to identify your finds from this list, please feel free to contact me (Lloyd Schroder - see CONTACT US) with pictures of your discoveries and information regarding their general location.  The pictures should include a clear picture of surface decoration, rim structure (if possible), the interior of the vessel, and a cross-section of the sherd.  I will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible to your requests.

 

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DEPTFORD SIMPLE STAMPED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research: Dr Douglas Jones

 

Site & location: Davison Creek Site, Monroe County near Natchez

 

Temper: grit

 

Surface decoration: Simple Stamping on Grit tempered paste

 

Vessel form: Deep jars, often with podal supports and simple rims

 

Chronology: Middle Woodland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MC LEOD SIMPLE STAMPED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research: Gresham et al. 1987 (McLeod pottery is considered the same as Deptford pottery in Georgia.  Deptford pottery, however, is most often grit tempered in both Georgia and Alabama.)

 

Site & location: Eureka Landing site near Monroe co

 

Temper: Sand

 

Surface decoration: Simple stamping on sand tempered paste

 

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Chronology: middle Woodland AD 600-800 (These dates are typically later than Deptford pottery by nearly 500 years.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Site & location: northern Alabama Tennessee River Valley

 

Temper: limestone

 

Surface decoration: Simple Stamping on limestone tempered paste

 

Vessel form: Deep jars with restricted rim and rounded lips

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