SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: George T. Wright Collection, Red River County, Texas
VESSEL NO.: GTW-445 [TX 118/1], B. R. R. Wright’s notebook mentions that this vessel was found inside “another pot,” but he neglected to mention what the other vessel was like.
VESSEL FORM: Carinated bowl with rounded shoulders
NON-PLASTICS AND PASTE: shell
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and rounded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: reddish-brown; fire clouds on the rim and body
WALL THICKNESS (IN MM): rim, 3.2 mm
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 5.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 6.5
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 6.2
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM) AND SHAPE OF BASE: 2.8 cm, circular and flat
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.2
DECORATION (INCLUDING MOTIF AND ELEMENTS WHEN APPARENT): The lower rim panel is defined by a single horizontal engraved line. The panel has four sets of rectangular engraved elements between sets of downward pointing pendant tick marks.
PIGMENT USE AND LOCATION ON VESSEL: none
TYPE AND VARIETY (IF KNOWN): Simms Engraved
Simms Engraved carinated bowl, GTW-445.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Red River County, Texas, GTW-445 [TX 118/1]" (2020). Index of Texas Archaeology: Simms Engraved. 117.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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