SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Johns
VESSEL NO.: Burial 25, Pot 2
NON-PLASTICS: grog and hematite; sandy paste
VESSEL FORM: Jar with four rim peaks
RIM AND LIP FORM: Everted rim and a rounded, exterior folded lip
CORE COLOR: F (fired in a reducing environment and cooled in the open air)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: pale brown (10YR 6/3); fire clouding on the rim
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: pale brown (10YR 6/3); fire clouding on the rim and base; organic residue on the body
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 7.1 mm, rim
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 10.8; 12.0 cm at the peaks
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 11.1
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 9.9
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 7.0
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.72 liters
DECORATION: The rim has three widely-spaced horizontal engraved lines. Each rim peak has a negative oval, smaller negative ovals, and triangular excised areas; the negative oval has a small central excised spur. The vessel body has curvilinear scroll arms that hook around each other and meet at a central excised circle; the hooked arm scrolls are repeated four times around the body. There are widened excised and hatched areas on the scroll arms opposite the central excised circles. The upper and lower scroll arms originate from the apex of upper and lower engraved triangles; there are excised areas where the apex of the triangles meet the arms of the scroll. A white kaolin clay pigment has also been rubbed in the engraved lines.
TYPE: cf. Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder
Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder jar, Burial 25, Pot 2.
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American Southeast, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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