FEATURE: 88, 12 cm bs (N215 E204)
VESSEL NO.: 1
VESSEL FORM: Compound vessel or wide-mouthed bottle with a wide neck with a direct rim and a flat lip; two suspension holes
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment, and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown (10YR 4/3)
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown (7.5YR 5/4), with fire clouds on the neck and base
WALL THICKNESS: 4.6 mm, neck
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on neck and body; base is roughened
HEIGHT: 14.9 cm; the neck height is 9.2 cm
ORIFICE DIAMETER: 9.4 cm
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK: 7.9 cm
BASE DIAMETER: 7.9 cm
ESTIMATED VOLUME: 0.5 liters
DECORATION: The neck of the vessel is decorated with horizontal and diagonal hatched engraved zones or narrow panels repeated three times around the neck. The body has interlocking horizontal scrolls repeated six times around the vessel, as in the Poynor Engraved, var. B examples from the upper Neches River basin. A red clay pigment has been rubbed in the engraved lines.
TYPE: The design elements (especially those on the body) are reminiscent of several unnamed varieties of Poynor Engraved, including what has been called Poynor Engraved, var. B. The vessel form is unique, however.
Poynor Engraved, var. B compound vessel or wide-mouthed bottle from Feature 88 (Vessel 1) at the Lang Pasture site.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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