SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Johns (41CP12)
VESSEL NO.: Burial 16, Pot 5
NON-PLASTICS: bone and grog
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with four rim peaks
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark grayish-brown (10YR 3/2)
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark grayish-brown (10YR 3/2)
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 7.6 mm, rim; 7.4 mm, body
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the upper rim panel
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the upper and lower rim panels, and smoothed on the body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.8
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 15.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.6
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 7.0
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.1 liters
DECORATION: The upper rim panel and rim peaks have S-shaped engraved ovals under the rim peaks, with short curvilinear engraved lines along the upper rim panel itself. The lower rim panel has an engraved scroll and circle motif repeated six times around the vessel; the central circle is centered under the rim peaks and the S-shaped ovals on the upper panel. A white kaolin clay pigment has been rubbed in the engraved lines.
TYPE: Ripley Engraved, var. Galt
Rim sherds from Ripley Engraved, var. Galt compound bowl, Burial 16, Pot 5, from the Johns site.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41CP12, Burial 16, Pot 5" (2018). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 267.
American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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