SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Paul Mitchell
VESSEL NO.: 341-449, Burial 16
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 4.6 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 5.3
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 15.2
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 15.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 10.2; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.5
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper part of the rim is decorated with three equally-spaced horizontal engraved lines. The lower part of the rim has four narrow horizontal and vertical engraved scroll zones that are filled at one end with a row of excised tool punctations and the remainder are filled with either diagonal or diagonal opposed engraved lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Barkman Engraved
Barkman Engraved carinated bowl in Burial 16 in Mathews excavations at the Paul Mitchell site (41BW4).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41BW4, 341-449" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Barkman Engraved. 12.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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