SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Paul Mitchell (41BW4)
VESSEL NO.: K-2, 6, Burial K-2
VESSEL FORM: Deep jar with pedestal base (8.2 cm in diameter and 3.7 cm in height) and two suspension holes (2.8 mm in diameter)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and the base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 5.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 15.9
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 11.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 10.2
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.2; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.1
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim on the vessel is divided into four panels by single vertical engraved lines with spur tick marks on them. In the panels are a series of engraved circles with spurs, with a single semi-circular engraved line around each of the circle elements.
The decoration on the vessel body consists of four engraved circles, in two different panels defined by four vertical engraved lines. The engraved circles have spur marks on their margins that are connected with each other by slanting scrolls with spur marks.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Haley Engraved
Haley Engraved jar in Burial K-2 at the Paul Mitchell site (41BW4).
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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