SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-456 [TX 122/1], B. R. R.
VESSEL FORM: Bowl with rounded shoulders
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; fire clouds on the body and base
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 3.6 mm; body, 4.9 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 8.0
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 11.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 11.0
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 6.5 cm, circular and convex
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.4
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The lower rim panel is marked by a single horizontal engraved line; the upper rim panel is plain. The panel has four sets of rectilinear engraved elements with upward-pointing tick marks on the lowermost engraved line. The decorative elements are similar to Inscribed 1b on Simms Engraved vessels recognized by Dowd, except that that vessel has tick marks along all lines. The rim has also been notched from left to right on the lip.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Simms Engraved
Simms Engraved bowl, GTW-456.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-456 [TX 122/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Simms Engraved. 113.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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