SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Battle Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: Associated with V-1963, excavated by Dan Jenkins after plowing into some graves.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-668
VESSEL NO.: V-1962
NON-PLASTICS: grog and bone (less than 5% of the paste)
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with four evenly spaced body peaks
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: strong brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 4.8 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the upper neck
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the neck and the body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 18.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.3
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.4; 13.5 cm wide at the widest part of the vessel body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.9
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.42 liters
DECORATION: There is a single horizontal engraved line below the base of the bottle neck. On the vessel body are four repeating concentric engraved circles around body peaks and four dimpled appliqued nodes. Each set of concentric circle motifs consist of an outer circle, a circular hatched band, a circle of dashed lines, and several closely-spaced concentric circles around the appliqued node.
The concentric circle motifs on this vessel are divided by large triangular elements that extend from near the top of the bottle body to near the base. These elements include three triangular hatched corners, separate sets of straight engraved lines, and one or two short curved engraved lines that originated along the margins of the large triangular elements. Similar short curved lines are noted on other Belcher Engraved bottles, including one from the McClure site in Miller County, Arkansas (see Suhm and Jelks 1962:Plate 5m).
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Soda Lake
Belcher Engraved, var. Soda Lake bottle (5425-668).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA1, V-1962" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 10.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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