SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Wm. Handy Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a burial excavated in the fall of 1941 by W. Gamel Smith. Associated funerary offerings include V-2335 and V-2337.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-2054
VESSEL NO.: V-2336
NON-PLASTICS: grog and bone
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with two rim panels and two opposed strap handles (26.5 mm wide)
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim with a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: gray; fire clouds on the rim and body
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark gray; fire clouds on the lower body and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 5.2 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim and body
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim and burnished on the body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 5.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 9.6
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 9.3
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.9
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.30 liters
DECORATION: The vessel’s upper rim panel has a row of punctations under the lip as well as a central horizontal engraved line. The lower rim panel has two appliqued nodes that are set between the strap handles. The appliqued nodes are the central element with engraved scrolls on either side of the nodes themselves, and with concentric semi-circles around each node. The central engraved line of each of the scrolls has tick marks; there is also a row of triangular punctations along the lower panel carination. The two strap handles each have a central appliqued node.
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher
Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher carinated bowl (5425-2054).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA1, V-2336" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 30.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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