This classification should be used when small, unidentifiable portions of a shell edge are present on a sherd. It is often the case that the decoration can be identified as a shell edge but not enough is present to name the exact band. Shell Edge, unid. should be used in these cases.

Stylistic Genre:

Shell Edge. Select Shell Edge plus the appropriate color (i.e. Shell Edge Blue, Shell Edge, Green, etc.)

Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:

Stylistic Genre
Shell Edge, blue
Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Interior Proximal Rim Painted, under free hand Blue, muted dark Shell Edge, unid. Individual A
Interior Proximal Rim Molded Not Applicable Shell Edge, unid. Individual A