SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Paul Mitchell
VESSEL NO.: 6-2-138, Burial 49B
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone
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: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and body
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 7.0 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.3
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 18.4
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 18.2
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 12.7; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.9
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper part of the vessel rim has two horizontal engraved lines. The remainder of the rim has five horizontal and vertical scroll elements; the horizontal portions of the scroll element are upper and lower narrow zone filled with a single row of excised tool punctations. To either side of the engraved-punctated scroll are single horizontal and vertical scroll lines. The scroll elements are divided by sets of two closely-spaced curvilinear engraved lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Barkman Engraved
Barkman Engraved carinated bowl in Burial 49B at the Paul Mitchell site (41BW4).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41BW4, 6-2-138" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Barkman Engraved. 21.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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