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Plain Seed Jar / Southeast, Prehistoric Caddo


Seed Jar -- Medium size jug of polished brown and dark gray ware, somewhat conical in shape (resembles a Hershey’s chocolate kiss shape); pointed top with round opening at side and just below the top

Bell Plain (highly polished) pottery type -- Bell Plain is prevalent at sites along the Mississippi River in Arkansas. It has finely crushed shell temper, a well-polished to highly polished surface, and varies in color from shades of gray to buff to orange (pp 10-12, Hathcock, Roy).

Curatorial Remarks

Sub-globular seed jar (Early 1983:96) with fire clouding on the surface. Inverted rim, rounded lip and rounded circular base. 10YR2/1 Black, 10YR5/4 Yellowish Brown.

Early, Ann M. and Barbara A. Burnett, ed. Caddoan Saltmakers in the Ouachita Valley: The Hardman Site. Fayetteville, AR: Arkansas Archeological Report Research Series, 1993.

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Plain Seed Jar; Medium size jar
Southeast, Prehistoric Caddo
1400-1600 CE
Pulaski county, Arkansas
Clay, limestone
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Previous Number(s): 
V-1881; 5425.1548; Lemley V-1881
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