SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Hatchel (41BW3)
VESSEL NO.: F.S. 1648, Square 25R 22 in the platform mound
VESSEL FORM: Jar with a short rim
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 4.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 9.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 7.8
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 7.6
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.1 cm; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.42
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has a concentric circle motif repeated four times around the vessel. The motif is comprised of several series of closely-spaced concentric lines around a central circle with an unidentified central element. The concentric circles are divided by a series of four engraved triangle elements with negative inner circles outlined by cross-hatched zones.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): cf. Belcher Engraved, var. Ogden (Schambach and Miller 1984:120)
Belcher Engraved, var. Ogden jar (F.S. 1648) in the platform mound at the Hatchel site. Photograph courtesy of TARL.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41BW3, F.S. 1648" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 3.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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