SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Battle Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: This vessel, along with 18 other vessels, came from a grave exposed in June 1934 during plowing by Dan Jenkins from his potato patch. The other vessels found include V-1123 to V-1136 as well as sherds from four vessels (V-159 to V-162). According to Mr. Jenkins, some of the vessels were found around the head of the individual, with the remainder at the feet.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-752
VESSEL NO.: V-1133
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a narrow neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a low oxygen environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 4.9 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the upper neck
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the neck and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 21.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.3
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.2; 15.5 cm wide at the widest point on the vessel body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): N/A, rounded base
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.50 liters
DECORATION: The top of the bottle body has six horizontal engraved lines that are bisected by three sets of three vertical appliqued ridges; one set is not as long as the others. A similar Friendship Engraved bottle has been documented from a burial at the Wm. Handy Place.
The lower part of the body has three sets of narrow concentric engraved zones underneath the upper body appliqued ridges, each partially filled with hatched or cross-hatched areas; one of the two concentric engraved zones in each set has a cross-hatched element that closely resembles the decoration seen on the bodies of engraved canebrake rattlesnake Caddo bottles (Walters 2006). The lower concentric element encircles three short vertical appliqued ridges. On either side of the central engraved-appliqued motifs on the lower body are three rectilinear cross-hatched engraved zones with either negative ovals or negative S-shaped areas.
TYPE: Friendship Engraved
Friendship Engraved bottle (5425-752).
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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