SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: H. R. Taylor
VESSEL NO.: 431, Burial A-38
VESSEL FORM: Compound bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the body
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 6.4 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 9.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 14.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 14.4
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 4.5 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.8
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper rim panel has two rows of excised punctations between horizontal engraved lines. The lower rim panel has a single set of excised punctations and four appliqued nodes. The vessel body has vertical brushing marks, an unusual feature on Belcher Engraved vessels; Webb (1959:122) mentions no brushed bodies on Belcher Engraved bowls at the Belcher site.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher (Schambach and Miller 1984:120)
Belcher Engraved, var. Belcher compound bowl (No. 431) in Burial A-38 at the H. R. Taylor site.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41HS3, 431, Burial A-38" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Belcher Engraved. 6.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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