SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Hatchel (41BW3)
VESSEL NO.: 6-6-609; Burial 2 in Village Plot 2
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black; fire clouds on the body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 4.8 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 14.6
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.2
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.4
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.8 cm; circular and concave
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.34
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body is decorated with four sets of engraved concentric circles that alternate with concentric dashed lines. The innermost circular has opposed curvilinear hooked arm elements. There are four large engraved pendant triangles between the sets of concentric circles. The pendant triangles have within them a single negative circle outlined by cross-hatched engraved zones at the apexes of the triangles.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Belcher Engraved, var. Ogden
Belcher Engraved, var. Ogden bottle (6-6-609) in Burial 2 in Village Plot 2 at the Hatchel site.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41BW3, 6-6-609" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 4.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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