SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Paul Mitchell
VESSEL NO.: 341-442, Burial 14
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and flat lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black; fire clouds on the body
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown; fire clouds on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 6.1 mm; body, 6.4 mm; base, 12.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 15.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 29.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 27.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 8.5; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 3.9
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper part of the rim is decorated with three horizontal engraved lines, as well as an unknown series of horizontal and vertical scroll zones filled with excised tool punctations. There are concentric engraved semi-circles and a semi-circle comprised of linear excised punctations between the scroll zones.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Barkman Engraved
Barkman Engraved carinated bowl in Burial 14 in Mathews excavations at the Paul Mitchell site (41BW4).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41BW4, 341-442" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Barkman Engraved. 11.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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