SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Battle Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: Found in a plowed-up grave with V-1122 to V-1136 and V-159 to V-162.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-741
VESSEL NO.: V-1124
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with upper and lower rim panels
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim with a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reduced environment, but cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark gray
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark gray
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 6.2 mm, rim; 8.7 mm, body
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and smoothed on the body
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.8
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 13.1
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 10.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.9
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.61 liters
DECORATION: The upper rim panel has a single row of small excised punctations under the rim as well as three horizontal engraved lines. The lower rim panel has two centrally-placed appliqued nodes above the carination, with a hatched engraved half circle around it. Completing the engraved-appliqued motif are opposed vertical cross-hatched and vertical engraved lines (in sets of three) on either side of the engraved half circle and node.
There is a white kaolin clay pigment in the engraved and excised punctation elements.
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher
Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher vessel (5425-741): a, photograph; b, drawing by Bobby Gonzalez.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA1, V-1124" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 13.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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