Is this Old indian pottery? Found during a fossil dig on the peace river in florida.

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Sand-tempered NA pottery, for sure. Fairly late, as pottery in Florida goes. Unusual find in the high-energy Peace River. No survivors of the culture.
 
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Nice piece, definitely Native, and definitely a raised design. Likely stamped using a paddle. I’ll check my book for the exact pattern.

Also don’t feel bad about not reporting it, there are ancient trash middens ALL OVER the Florida coast. Most have or had potsherds in them.
I think this painting depicts the Calusa Kingdom in south Florida, but it’s quite historically accurate. They ate so many oysters that the oysters started having thin shells and system collapse. If you know the area well enough, you can roughly date a site based on how thick each shell is.
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Hello Crwncrk,
Nice pic. Does it denote a particular spot in FL? Any source? --Its great. Thx. --Len
 

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