SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Wm. Handy Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a grave in a cemetery excavated by Horace McLendon in the fall of 1941. Associated vessels (from several graves dug at that time) include V-2342 to V-2365.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-2123
VESSEL NO.: V-2352
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with two rim panels
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown to strong brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 5.8 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the body and burnished on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 13.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.3
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.57 liters
DECORATION: The upper rim panel has a row of tool punctates under the lip, along with a single central horizontal engraved line. The lower rim panel is delimited by upper and lower (at the carination) rows of tool punctations. The central element in the scroll motif, repeated four times, is an appliqued node with one surrounding semi-circular engraved line and two opposed sets of four arcing engraved lines. The remainder of the motif includes two engraved triangles at the top and bottom of the rim panel as well as two diagonal engraved bands filled with a diagonal row of punctations.
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher
Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher carinated bowl (5425-2123).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA1, V-2352" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 27.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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