SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-460 [TX 125/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Inverted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: very dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 3.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 7.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 11.1
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 13.5
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 4.8 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.5
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): 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 and curvilinear engraved lines. Each of the areas has a horizontal engraved line with upward-pointing tick marks; in one case, the horizontal engraved line is discontinuous.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: red pigment in the engraved lines
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Simms Engraved, var. Darco
Top-down view of a Simms Engraved, var. Darco carinated bowl, GTW-460.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-460 [TX 125/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Simms Engraved. 110.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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