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