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  • silvereel
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    Woodland Stamped Shard?

    I know next to nothing about pottery, but I came across this in a wash near a rock shelter in Northeast Georgia earlier today while looking for points. I’ve found a lot of flakes and broken points that I figured for Archaic there, but this looks like Woodland pottery, probably stamped. Does anyone know enough to give a firmer date or assign a type for it, or at least point me towards a resource for learning more? Very exciting find for me!



  • Broken Arrow
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    I find that stuff all over the place around here., there's so much of it I've stopped picking it up.

  • Tam
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    Very nice . Georgia has the red clay all over . I have and old chimney that has all old red bricks over 100 years old .
    each one is stamped . Put it under all things collectable last Nov trying to get the guys to take it down and make anything from a giant backyard barbecue to gate .
    sorry this flipped from woodland but it’s pottery/ Brick that was made from local clay .

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  • Jethro355
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    The red we see around here is the very essence of Mississippian pottery. They named it after the site where they supposed it originated from, or at least radiated from, it's called Old Town Red. The site is about 20~miles south of Helena on the end of a huge oxbow lake called old town lake. The Mississippi River levee cuts through the site and so does a highway now. It was the precursor to the Polychrome of the more modern Quapaw, and the Nodena red &white. I have a Modena red and white long narrow neck bottle that you could effectively bludgeon a person to death with without fear of damaging the bottle. I have a polychrome long narrow neck that is a frail as a sickly kitten. Although The first (Nodena)is a little bit older, the conditional difference is in the soil they are found in.

  • Tam
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    Didn’t know , thanks Jethro

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  • Jethro355
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    Most likely Mississippian, that red is dead give away....beautiful pieces!!

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  • silvereel
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    I added a better picture of one of the rim pieces I found. Very prominent curve, and one side is tan, one red. I've been doing some research and it might be Mississippian, since only one side is colored, and kinda unevenly too.

  • silvereel
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    Glad you guys are having luck. The rain was good to me as well. Some more stamped shards, and some of the pieces look to be the rim of a large bowl. Not sure whether it's all Woodland, it's a lot harder to tell with the undecorated ones:

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    Red rim shard: Click image for larger version

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    Nice chunky quartz temper in the stamped ones: Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_2487.jpg Views:	1 Size:	41.8 KB ID:	297236 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_2488.jpg Views:	1 Size:	91.4 KB ID:	297237
    Last edited by silvereel; 04-25-2018, 09:27 PM.

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  • Tam
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    Heart racing and the hunt is ON !

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  • Jethro355
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    It rained and rained and rained...This is about 7' deep, forty feet wide, 100' long...

  • Tam
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    Nice , boy it did rain !

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  • Jethro355
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    This one is what I call woodland stamped/crosshatched This is just some plain buff colored Mississippian/Quapaw stuff

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  • Tam
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    I know looked at NOAA I can’t get there fast enough . They got 2 in last week... gotta hope .

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  • Jethro355
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    👍any knowledge I can share is knowledge that was taught to me and shared by others, this is how we learn.
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