SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Wm. Handy Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a grave in a cemetery; V-2030 and V-2089 came from the same Caddo burial feature.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-2045
VESSEL NO.: V-2102
NON-PLASTICS: grog and hematite/ferruginous sandstone
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with two rim panels and two strap handles
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: A (fired and cooled in a high oxygen environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: strong brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: strong brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 5.2 mm, rim; 5.7 mm, body
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the body and burnished on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 4.9
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 11.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 9.0 on the upper panel; 9.7 cm at the carination
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.1
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.32 liters
DECORATION: The upper rim panel has a single row of triangular punctates under the lip as well as a single centrally placed horizontal engraved line. The lower rim panel has a motif of engraved and punctated semi-circles between the strap handles, and there are sets of three diagonal engraved and excised lines on either side of the semi-circles. There is a row of oval-shaped punctations at the lower panel carination.
The strap handles are decorated with two opposed curvilinear appliqued ridges and a central appliqued node; the handle also has a rectangular engraved element around the appliqued node.
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Owen
Belcher Engraved, var. Owen carinated bowl (5425-2045).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA1, V-2102" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 31.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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