SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Johns
VESSEL NO.: Burial 26, Pot 4a
NON-PLASTICS: grog and bone
VESSEL FORM: Compound bowl
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark grayish-brown (10YR 3/2)
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown (10YR 4/3); fire clouding on the body and base
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 6.8 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the upper rim panel; smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 11.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 19.3
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 17.3
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 7.8
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 1.8 liters
DECORATION: The upper rim panel has three broadly-spaced horizontal engraved lines. The lower rim panel has an engraved circle and nested triangle motif repeated four times around the vessel. The central circles each have a smaller circle within them. The nested triangles (two upper and two lower) have a larger negative oval within each of them, delineated by either cross-hatched or hatched areas. Three of the four negative ovals have a single small engraved spur within them, while the fourth negative oval has a short vertical line and a curvilinear engraved line within it. A white kaolin clay pigment has also been rubbed in the engraved lines.
TYPE: cf. Ripley Engraved, var. Cash
Ripley Engraved, var. Cash compound bowl, Burial 26, Pot 4a.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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