Adapted from Suhm and Jelks (1962:4-5, Plate 3).
METHOD OF MANUFACTURE
- Fine clay-grit or a little sand, or both. Pulverized shell in specimens from central Arkansas.
- Fine, compact. Surface may feel slightly sandy.
- Surfaces buff, light to dark brown, gray to nearly black. Cores gray to black. Fire mottling only on lighter-colored vessels.
- Surface finish
- Smooth to well polished.
- Wall thickness
- Three to five mm.
- Rounded, usually turned sharply outward.
- Convex or only slightly flattened, no thicker than sides. Extended base or pedestal not infrequent; pedestal and body walls about same thickness.
- Vessel shape and size
- Principally small bottles with necks varying in shape: vertical, out-flaring, slightly tapered, or bulging slightly in middle. A few ollas known with globular bodies and small mouths. Ollas considerably larger than largest bottles.
- Engraving, punctating.
- Sets of concentric arcs placed around body in two ways: upper sets arch upward, lower sets arch downward, fitting under the upper arches. Arches always repeated four times around body. The four uppermost lines form a square around the neck base which is often filled with small punctations made through the polished surface. The spaces at the base may also be punctated. Red, and occasionally white, pigments occur in lines.
Infrequent occurrence in any one site but has been found in components of Titus, Belcher, Texarkana, and Mid-Ouachita foci.
Whole northeastern corner of Texas, northwestern corner of Louisiana, and southwestern Arkansas to the vicinity of Hot Springs.