SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: G. W. Rumsey
VESSEL NO.: 43
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with two opposed strap handles
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a flat, exterior folded, lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark gray (10YR 3/1)
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very pale brown (10YR 7/4); fire clouding on the body and the base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 7.0 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none (eroded)
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 12.8
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 11.7
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.2
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.54 liters
DECORATION: The engraved design is difficult to discern on the eroded exterior vessel surface, other than that there is a centrally placed horizontal engraved line on the rim panel, and two opposed appliqued nodes on the rim; the latter suggest the Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher typological identification (see Schambach and Miller 1984; Webb 1959). Each strap handle has three appliqued nodes.
TYPE: cf. Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher
Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher carinated bowl, Rumsey site, Vessel 43.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41CP3, Vessel#43" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 35.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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