SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Battle Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: Found in a grave, in association with V-1782, on the west side of a low platform at the north end of the Battle Mound in 1938, by Perry Marshall. This grave was encountered when Mr. Marshall was digging in the mound to obtain dirt for a chimney.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-2454
VESSEL NO.: V-1781
NON-PLASTICS: grog and bone
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with two rim panels
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 5.1 mm, rim; 5.1 mm, body; 6.2 mm, base
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and body
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.1
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 17.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): N/A, rounded base
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.72 liters
DECORATION: The upper rim panel has a row of excised punctations under the lip as well as a single central horizontal engraved line. The lower panel has an engraved motif that is repeated four times. It includes two sets of four vertical engraved lines that separates the repeated motif, followed by two diagonal engraved lines, tick marks along the carination under these diagonal lines, and a central element of opposed sets of four short diagonal engraved lines.
A white kaolin clay pigment had been rubbed in the engraved lines.
TYPE: Belcher Engraved, var. Owen
Belcher Engraved, var. Owen carinated bowl (5425-2454) from the Battle site.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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