SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Paul Mitchell
VESSEL NO.: 6-2-145, Burial 61
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Missing
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark reddish-brown; fire clouds on the body
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): body, 5.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.3+
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): N/A
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 10.1+
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 7.4; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.2+
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): There is a single horizontal engraved line at the top of the vessel body as well as engraved brackets with upper and lower open triangle elements. Between the brackets are concentric semi-circular engraved lines on either side of a central circle element; this element is probably repeated four times around the vessel. One set of central circle elements has a central bracket with two horizontal engraved lines as well as opposed semi-circles with horizontal hatched lines. Another set of central circle elements has a central bracket with upper and lower open triangles, semi-circular or geometric lines, and opposed semi-circles; one of these semi-circles has three horizontal hatched lines, while the other has a triangular-shaped area with three diagonal hatched lines.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: white pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Hatchel Engraved
Hatchel Engraved bottle in Burial 61 at the Paul Mitchell site (41BW4).
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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