SITE NAME OR SITE NUMBER: Keeling
VESSEL NO.: 2003.010.033
NON-PLASTICS: grog and bone
VESSEL FORM: Bottle with a straight and narrow neck
RIM AND LIP FORM: missing
CORE COLOR: B (fired and cooled in a reducing environment)
INTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black (10YR 2/1)
EXTERIOR SURFACE COLOR: black (10YR 2/1)
WALL THICKNESS (RIM, BODY, AND BASE IN MM): 6.0 mm, neck
INTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: none
EXTERIOR SURFACE TREATMENT: burnished
HEIGHT (IN CM): 11.7+
ORIFICE DIAMETER (IN CM): 3.0
DIAMETER AT BOTTOM OF RIM OR NECK (IN CM): 3.0; maximum body diameter is 8.0 cm
BASE DIAMETER (IN CM): 5.0
ESTIMATED VOLUME (IN LITERS): 0.23+ liters
DECORATION: The vessel body is delimited by three horizontal engraved lines under the bottle neck and one horizontal engraved line above the base. On the body is a vertical engraved scroll, repeated three times, with upper and lower arms that meet at the center at a small excised circle. To either side of this excised circle are excised areas that Suhm and Jelks (1962:155) describe as “swellings.” The upper and lower arms of the scroll begin from the apex of large upper and lower engraved pendant triangles with hatched corners.
TYPE: Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder
Wilder Engraved, var. Wilder bottle, Keeling site, Vessel .033.
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Perttula, Timothy K. and Selden, Robert Z. Jr., "Keeling site, Vessel .033" (2021). Index of Texas Archaeology: Wilder Engraved. 85.
American Southwest, Caddo, Ceramic, Pottery, Archaeology, Anthropology
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