SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Lester Bros. Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a grave in a Caddo cemetery exposed during the dynamiting of a Red River levee, June 1929.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-877
VESSEL NO.: V-150
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with two rim panels
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted with a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: strong brown; fire clouding on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 4.3 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim and body
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 5.4
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 15.7
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): N/A, rounded base
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.51 liters
DECORATION: The upper rim panel has a single horizontal row of punctations below the lip, followed by a single central horizontal engraved line. The lower rim panel has four evenly spaced small nodes (8 mm in width) just above the rim carination. Bisecting each of these nodes are sets of six closely-spaced vertical engraved lines that extend from the top of the lower rim panel to (and in some cases, beyond) the rim carination. Between each of these nodes and vertical engraved line sets are four diagonal sets of engraved lines with small triangular tick marks. Finally, there are small tool punctates along the lower panel carination point.
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher
Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher carinated bowl from the Lester Bros. Place (5425-877).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA48, V-150" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 24.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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