SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-239 [TX 085/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a carinated body
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: N/A
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): neck, 4.4 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 16.2+
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.9
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.5; maximum body diameter: 11.8 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.0 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.4+
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper and lower vessel body have either three or two horizontal engraved lines, respectively. The body panel has four sets of concentric circle elements with an inner circle that has a negative S element. There is a horizontal negative S element above the concentric circles, and each concentric circle is connected at its bae with two short sets of curvilinear engraved lines. The body panel is divided into the four sets by narrow zones with a vertical negative S engraved element and an upper bracket element with a negative oval defined by excised areas.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Avery Engraved
Avery Engraved bottle, GTW-239.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-239 [TX 085/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Avery Engraved. 18.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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