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.: 5425-2043
VESSEL NO.: V-2353
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with two rim panels and two opposed strap handles
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim with a flat and exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a low oxygen environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 6.3 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and body
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 16.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 15.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.9
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.69 liters
DECORATION: The upper rim panel has a row of tool punctations under the lip as well as a single centrally placed horizontal engraved line. On the lower rim panel are engraved and excised semi-circle motifs, repeated twice between the strap handles, surrounding a central appliqued node. There are two sets of diagonal engraved and diagonal punctated lines on either side of the central motif, and two rows of punctates at the upper and lower margins of the lower rim panel; in some instances, the lower row of punctates are placed not on the carination, but below it.
The two strap handles have upper and lower rows of tool punctates, two short rows of punctates along each side of the handle, as well as a single central punctate.
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher
Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher carinated bowl (5425-2043).
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA1, V-2353" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 32.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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