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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Sand Lake Archaeological District – Koshkonong Bold Pottery

September 27, 2018

Sand Lake Koshkonong Bold PotteryThis feature was excavated in 2008 at the Sand Lake Archaeological District, located north of La Crosse, Wisconsin. It contained most if not all of a Koshkonong Bold variety bold exterior lip notched vessel. The sherds from this vessel were found in a tight cluster of stacked predominately large pieces. The vessel dates to the Pammel Creek phase (AD 1400-1500) based on the bold/finger notches and the placement of these decorations on the exterior of the rim. This vessel is unusual in that between the vertical finger trails are what looks to be thumb print impressions at the same level as the top of the finger trails.