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3LA1, V-2049

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2019

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SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Wm. Handy Place

CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a grave (Burial 4) in a cemetery excavated in 1940 by Robert Shelton on the Handy Place, a 40 acre tract of land owned by Wm. Handy. The grave, and others, was situated on a ridge a short distance from the Handy cabin. This vessel is associated with V-2050 to V-2053 in the grave. Burial 4 is an adult, extended on its back, with its head to the south.

ACCESSION NO.: 5425-2059

VESSEL NO.: V-2049

NON-PLASTICS: grog

VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a straight neck

RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and a rounded lip

CORE COLOR: H (fired in a low oxygen environment and cooled in the open air)

INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown

EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown

WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 4.2 mm, rim

INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the upper neck

EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the neck and body

HEIGHT (IN CM): 22.5

ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.4

DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.5; 18.5 cm wide at the widest point on the body

BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 7.5

ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.48 liters

DECORATION: The top of the vessel body has a single horizontal engraved line with four engraved pendant triangles. Each pendant triangle has hatched corners, forming a central negative circle within the triangles. The bottle body has four concentric circles formed of alternating engraved and dashed lines. The central element within each of the concentric circles is a hatched square with a negative oval.

TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Ogden

Belcher Engraved, var. Ogden bottle (5425-2059): a, photograph; b, drawing by Bobby Gonzalez.

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Keywords

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

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