SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Paul Mitchell
VESSEL NO.: 341-448, Burial 15
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Missing
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): neck, 4.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 14.0+
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.4
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.5; maximum body diameter is 11.5 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 7.6; circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.4+
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The top of the vessel body is decorated with three horizontal engraved lines as well as four vertical sets of two rows of two appliqued nodes. The remainder of the vessel body is divided into four panels by engraved brackets with negative ovals, circles, rectangles and S-shaped elements outlined by excised areas; the negative S-shaped element is only present on one of the brackets. Between the brackets are engraved concentric semi-circles on either side of an enclosed small bracket, with extended open or excised arms, with a negative elongated oval-shaped element at its center outlined by excised areas.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Hatchel Engraved
Hatchel Engraved bottle in Burial 15 in Mathews excavations at the Paul Mitchell site (41BW4).
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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