SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Darco Coal Mine
VESSEL NO.: 2003.08.622 (4 HC)
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: grog
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Inverted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: light brown; fire clouds on the base
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: light brown; fire clouds on the body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): rim, 6.4 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.8
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 10.8
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.5; circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.5
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The rim panel has an engraved continuous scroll motif repeated four times around the vessel. The upper and lower scroll fill zones have negative ovals (with a central dot), short vertical lines, and triangular cross-hatched elements.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: white in engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY [IF KNOWN]: Ripley Engraved, var. Carpenter
Ripley Engraved, var. Carpenter carinated bowl, Darco Coal Mine site.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Draco Coal Mine, 2003.08.622 (4HC)" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 280.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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