SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Battle Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: From a grave (Burial 1) in Burial Plot 3 (Martin 1939). Associated with V-2007 to V-2010 and V-2012 to V-2013.
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-669
VESSEL NO.: V-2011
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and a flat lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 7.2 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the neck and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 18.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.3
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.3; 14.0 cm wide at the widest point on the bottle body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 7.5
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.54 liters
DECORATION: There are single horizontal engraved lines under the bottle neck and above the vessel base. The vessel body has two distinctive engraved motifs, each repeated twice on the body.
The first engraved motif is a rectangular panel like that noted on both Handy Engraved and Haley Engraved bottles from the Battle site (see Suhm and Jelks 1962:Plates 31b and 32d) as well as at the Wm. Handy Place. The panel is defined by narrow hatched borders and distinct horizontal hatched brackets that divide the rectangular panel into two areas: each of these areas has a single small vertical engraved rectangle in it.
The second engraved motif is an oval or elliptical panel defined by two vertical arcing lines; such panels are characteristic of Hatchel Engraved bottles (Suhm and Jelks 1962:Plate 34a, d). Within the panel itself are two large circles, the innermost of which has ticked lines that face outward as well as opposed sets of three semi-circular engraved lines; the innermost of these lines has tick marks. This inner circle is divided in half by a single horizontal engraved and ticked line that has upper and lower ticked spurs.
TYPE: cf. Handy-Hatchel Engraved bottle
Handy-Hatchel Engraved bottle (5425-669): a, rectangular motif; b, circular motif.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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