SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Susie Slade
VESSEL NO.: 2003.08.76, Burial 3
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: bone and grog
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a spool neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown to black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark brown to black; fire clouds on the body and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 2.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished to polished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 18.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.1
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 4.4; maximum body diameter is 16.5 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 4.7; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.34
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel body has four upper and lower sets of engraved meandering scrolls with tick marks on the scroll line. The upper scroll fill zones for the sets of stacked scrolls include four engraved hooked arm elements, sets of hatched lines and triangle elements, and brackets, while the lower scroll zones include these elements as well as elongated triangles with hatched lines that the scroll lines curve around (see also Jones 1968:Plate 19a).
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Natchitoches Engraved
Natchitoches Engraved spool neck bottle, Burial 3, Susie Slade site: a, side view; b, basal view.
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American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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