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2019

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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

NON-PLASTICS: grog

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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Keywords

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

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