SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Wm. Handy Place
CONTEXT INFORMATION: From an adult grave (Burial E) in a cemetery excavated in the fall of 1941. Associated vessels include V-2339 to V-2341, as well as a jasper arrow point (H-509, not documented during this project)
ACCESSION NO.: 5425-2053
VESSEL NO.: V-2338
VESSEL FORM: Bottle
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted/flared rim with a rounded lip
CORE COLOR: G (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: dark grayish-brown
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: brown to dark grayish-brown
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 5.9 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: smoothed on the upper neck
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished on the body and the neck; the burnished is vertically oriented on the neck and horizontally burnished on the body
HEIGHT (IN CM): 16.5
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 4.6
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 5.4; 12.5 cm at its widest point on the body
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.3
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.35 liters
DECORATION: There are two horizontal engraved lines on the vessel body below the bottle neck, and a continuous scroll motif on the body itself. This scroll motif, with hooked arms, is repeated five times on the vessel. There are also four sets of curvilinear engraved lines (scroll background fill elements) on the vessel, two above and two below the central hooked arm continuous scroll.
TYPE: Taylor Engraved
Taylor Engraved bottle (5425-2053) from the Wm. Handy Place.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "3LA1, V-2338" (2019). Index of Texas Archaeology: Taylor Engraved. 91.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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