SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Tuck Carpenter
VESSEL NO.: Burial 23, Pot 7
NON-PLASTICS: grog and bone
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim with a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown (10YR 5/2)
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: grayish-brown (10YR 5/2); fire clouding on the rim, body, and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 6.5 mm, rim; 6.7 mm, body; 7.2 mm, base
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 17.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 21.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 20.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): N/A
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 3.2 liters
DECORATION: The rim has an engraved motif that is repeated seven times around the vessel. The motif differs from the classic scroll in that the scroll itself contains both upper and lower circles instead of a simple scroll line (see Thurmond 1990). These engraved circles have a small internal circle with excised rays. The scroll dividers are excised brackets with negative backward S-shaped elements. A white clay pigment has also been rubbed in the engraved lines.
TYPE: cf. Ripley Engraved, var. Gandy
Ripley Engraved, var. Gandy carinated bowl rim sherds, Burial 23, Pot 7, Tuck Carpenter site.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "41CP5, Burial 23, Pot 7" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Ripley Engraved. 455.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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