SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: None. The vessel came from a burial excavated by Graham Carr of Idabel, Oklahoma. The site is described as being on the Red River, opposite old Shawneetown.
VESSEL NO.: TX-23/1 [tag], labeled TX 41/1
VESSEL FORM: Globular jar with opposed suspension holes (3.1 mm in diameter) on the rim
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 5.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the rim and smoothed on the body
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 12.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 10.4
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 9.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 7.5 cm, circular and convex
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.7
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim of the vessel is plain, but the vessel body has broad hooked arm engraved line elements forming upper and lower zones filled with cross-hatched engraved lines. The upper and lower engraved zones have open triangle elements that separate the hoked arm zones.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: white and red clay pigments in the engraved lines; the top band of cross-hatching has a red pigment, while the lower band of cross-hatched lines has a white pigment
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Hudson Engraved (Suhm and Jelks 1962:Plate 41)
Hudson Engraved jar (TX 23/1) from an unknown Red River County, Texas site.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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