SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-462 [TX 126/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Direct rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown; fire clouds on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 5.0 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 6.2
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 13.8
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 14.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 7.0 cm, circular and convex
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.5
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): There is a black slip on the exterior vessel surface. The lower rim panel is defined by a single horizontal engraved line; the upper rim panel is plain. The lower rim panel is divided into four areas by sets of three vertical engraved lines (similar to Inscribed 1c Simms Engraved in Dowd ), and there is a discontinuous horizontal engraved line above the vessel carination. The rim also has been notched from right to left on the lip.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Simms Engraved
Simms Engraved carinated bowl, GTW-462.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-462 [TX 126/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Simms Engraved. 107.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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