SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-461b [TX 237/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 4.4 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 12.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 12.2
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 5.0 cm, circular and convex
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.6
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The vessel has a black slip on interior and exterior surfaces. The lower rim panel is marked by a single horizontal engraved line; the upper rim panel is plain. The lower rim panel is divided into four areas by sets of two vertical engraved lines. Within each of these areas is a single horizontal engraved line and a single diagonal engraved line with either upward- or downward-pointing tick marks; the two lines begin from opposing vertical engraved lines and do not touch. The rim also has been notched from left to right on the rim.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Simms Engraved, var. Darco
Simms Engraved, var. Darco carinated bowl, GTW-461b: a, side view’ b, decorative elements.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-461b [TX 237/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Simms Engraved. 108.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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