SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Foster Place (3LA27)
CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a grave exposed during a 1938 Red River flood. Associated vessels include V-1960 (another Belcher Engraved, var. Soda Lake bottle).
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-2133
VESSEL NO.: V-1961
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a straight neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Missing
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown, with fire clouds
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 3.5 mm, neck
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 15.0+
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.6
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.4, neck; 12.0 at the widest part of the body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.0
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.30 liters
DECORATION: There are four engraved panels on the bottle body, divided by a row of dashes or slot-like lines and four triangular excised areas under the bottle neck; these excised areas also have small negative circles.
On the body of the bottle itself, the decoration consists of four sets of concentric circles that alternate with rows of dashes and slot-like lines. At the center of these concentric circles is a circle with nine attached excised triangles (Elizabeth 1 body design, Schambach and Miller 1984:Figure 11-8).
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Soda Lake (Schambach and Miller 1984:120)
Belcher Engraved, var. Soda Lake bottle from the Foster Place (5425-2133).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA27, V-1961" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 21.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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