Spiro, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Original Catalog Number: 2780 Style: Redware-Coles Creek variation? Period: Early Shape/Form: Spouted, gourd or shell-form Base Style: Flat - rounded Paste: Medium texture except for some large temper bits Orientation: Inverted Rim X-section: Direct Temper: Grog, bone, shell Condition: Good Alteration: Reconstruction Manufacturing Notes: Incising tool marks = V-shaped groove, -- I infer use of stone tool. Design: 1 horizontal incisions near rim + hatching one side Surface Modification: Smoothed, slip, incised Color Core: 2.5YR4/0 dark gray Color Interior: 10R4/8 red Residue: Dirt Comments: Presence of some shell in temper seems weird for something that is so like Coles Creek in shape and incised design. Slip is also uncommon. James A. Brown (1970) does report that one Coles Creek vessel was slipped. Hatched design is on one side only at the point at which the sides begin to slope dramatically upward. Incised shield with 4 inner lines crossing forming diamond shapes.