Vessel 181 (2003.08.1294)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog and bone (<1% of temper inclusions)
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: direct rim and a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark yellowish-brown; fire clouding on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 6.0 mm; body, 5.8 mm; base, 9.7 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): N/A
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 17.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 16.8
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.0
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): N/A
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim is decorated with a bisected diamond engraved motif that is repeated four times around the vessel. Each motif is divided from the other by two sets of three vertical engraved lines. The motif itself consists of three engraved triangles, each larger than the other, and the largest is truncated at its apex. The smallest of the triangles is filled with cross-hatched lines, and there are opposed cross-hatched triangular zones alongside the upper part of the large truncated triangle.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. Reed
Ripley Engraved, var. Reed carinated bowl rim sherds, Vessel 181, Burial 32.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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