SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Paul Mitchell
VESSEL NO.: 6-2-118, Burial 43
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 4.9 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 11.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 26.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 26.1
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.9; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.8
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper part of the rim has two horizontal engraved lines above five alternating engraved nested triangle elements. The upper set of nested triangles has two centrally-placed concentric semi-circles and hatched triangular zones in the corners, while the lower set of nested triangles have two concentric semi-circles. The outer concentric semi-circle has linear tick marks or spurs, while the inner semi-circle has sets of vertical engraved lines in opposite corners.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Avery Engraved
Avery Engraved carinated bowl in Burial 43 at the Paul Mitchell site (41BW4).
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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