SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Hatchel (41BW3)
VESSEL NO.: 6-3-188; Feature 12 in Zone D in the platform mound
VESSEL FORM: Jar
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black; fire clouds on the body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 3.8 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim, smoothed on the body
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 9.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 14.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 10.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 4.3; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.8
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim and body of the vessel have different engraved motifs that are repeated four times around the vessel. The rim has concentric semi-circles or narrow semi-circular zones filled with hatched lines; the central semi-circular line has small downward-pointing tick marks. The repeating motif on the rim is divided by diagonal engraved lines with tick marks on either side of the semi-circular elements as well as a large cross-hatched pendant triangle and a vertical line that begins at the apex of the triangle element.
The vessel body has four repeating sets of concentric circles or narrow circular zones that are either plain or filled with hatched lines; the circular line has tick marks. Surrounding the circular elements are upper and lower semi-circular lines with tick marks as well as upper and lower cross-hatched engraved triangle elements.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Avery Engraved
Black Avery Engraved jar (6-3-188) from Feature 12 in Zone D of the platform mound.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41BW3, 6-3-188" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Avery Engraved. 1.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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