SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Jim P. Allen
VESSEL NO.: 41CE12-16; Burial AH-3
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Conjoined globular bowls
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: light brown; fire clouds on the rim and body of both vessels
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 4.1 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the body and burnished on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the rim and body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 17.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 8.2
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 8.0 cm on the bottom vessel; 8.6 cm for the top vessel
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.8; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.1
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The upper vessel has a rim panel defined by four horizontal engraved lines with either downward- or upward-pointing excised tick marks. The vessel body has three sets of engraved concentric spirals (Suhm and Jelks 1962:Plate 59d). The lower conjoined vessel has a rim panel with two horizontal engraved lines with either downward- or upward-pointing excised tick marks. The vessel body has two sets of concentric engraved spirals, divided by upper and lower open triangles with small inner triangles.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: cf. Poynor Engraved, var. Freeman
Poynor Engraved, var. Freeman conjoined globular bowls from the Jim P. Allen site.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41CE12-16, Burial AH-3" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Poynor Engraved. 10.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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