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2019

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SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Foster Place (3LA27)

CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a grave exposed from a Red River flood in 1938. Associated with V-1961 and V-1962 and two clay ear plugs

ACCESSION NO: 5425-2146

VESSEL NO.: V-1960

NON-PLASTICS: grog, with a sandy paste

VESSEL FORM: Bottle with four body peaks and a straight neck

RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim with a rounded and exterior folded lip

CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)

INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown

EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: strong brown with fire clouding

WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 4.6 mm, neck

INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the upper neck

EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the neck and body

HEIGHT (IN CM): 18.5

ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.9

DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.8; 15.5 at the widest part of the body

BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 8.5

ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.63 liters

DECORATION: The top of the body is encircled with a single horizontal engraved line. the remainder of the body has four panels defined by four sets of large engraved pendant triangles with negative ovals, three hatched corners, and a fourth hatched triangle next to a thin engraved spur that extends into the negative ovals. Within each of these panels is a large circle that has a five-sided element at its center. The five-sided element is hatched along its margins, forming five negative ovals, and at the center is a smaller circle or disc with a small dimple at its center, and with three lines radiating from it.

TYPE: cf. Belcher Engraved, var. Soda Lake

Belcher Engraved, var. Soda Lake bottle (5425-2146).

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Keywords

American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology

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