Dating early american pottery
Other tempering agents used by Georgia Indians included crushed or ground shell and crushed pottery vessels were simple undecorated cooking vessels, others were decorated using a variety of techniques.
To date, more than 400 named types have been used by archaeologists to describe the Indian pottery of Georgia.
Early evidence of these peoples includes “Clovis” points, which are long, fluted chipped stone projectile points.
In South Carolina, an example of early Paleoindian site is the Allendale Paleoindian Site (Topper site).
Another important decoration method included designs incised or drawn in the wet clay with tools of wood or bone. Red and sometimes black or white paint was also used to decorate vessels.
Some vessels had their outsides "decorated" with paddles wrapped in small or large string or a simple burlaplike fabric.