SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: H. R. Taylor
VESSEL NO.: 537, Burial A-45
VESSEL FORM: Jar with two opposed suspension holes (2.2 mm in diameter)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: A (fired and cooled in an oxidizing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the body and base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: yellowish-brown and reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 6.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 14.8
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 14.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.6
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.0 cm, circular and rounded
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.9
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim has five horizontal engraved lines with downward-pointing tick marks. The vessel body has four sets of concentric curvilinear engraved lines that end in a hooked arm element (Patton Engraved, var. Freeman); the engraved lines have tick marks. Dividing the curvilinear and hooked arm elements are upper or lower engraved triangles with tick marks.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Patton Engraved, var. Allen-var. Freeman. This vessel was manufactured by a Caddo potter living in the Neches-Angelina river basin in East Texas.
Patton Engraved, var. Allen-var. Freeman jar (No. 537) in Burial A-45 from the H. R. Taylor site.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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