SITE NO.: 41MR12
FEATURE: Burial I
VESSEL NO.: 41MR12-73
NON-PLASTICS: grog, bone, and hematite
VESSEL FORM: Compound bowl with four rim peaks. The rim is strongly everted and has a rounded lip. Viewed from below, the vessel is square in appearance.
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment, but cooled in the open air)
WALL THICKNESS: 7.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the upper rim panel
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT: 10.5 cm
ORIFICE DIAMETER: 17.9 cm
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK: N/A
BASE DIAMETER: 7.2 cm
ESTIMATED VOLUME: 1.5 liters
DECORATION: The upper panel has four engraved circles (set immediately under each of the rim peaks and with two lines per circle, as well as a central dot) and small excised triangles on either side of the circles. The circles and small excised triangles are in four zones on the upper panel that are defined by two vertical engraved lines. The lower panel has an engraved scroll and circle motif that is repeated four times on the vessel.
TYPE: Ripley Engraved
Ripley Engraved compound bowl from Burial I at the Ben McKinney site: a, side view; b, bottom view.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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