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French Fork Incised Jar / Southeast, Fouche Maline

Essay/Description

Jar -- Large, elongated, globular jar (pre-Caddo) of red ware with wide band in relief around rim; lip of rim bisected with incised encircling line; body divided into panels by vertical bands between which is a design composed of undulating incised bands with punctate background; kaolin had been rubbed into the incisions.

French Fork Incised pottery type -- The French Fork incised style of pottery uses incised, curvilinear designs in combination with punctuated elements with hatched, stippled or stamped zones. Often triangular or circular punctuations break or terminate lines in the design. French Fork Incised is usually associated with early Mississippian sites. (See also, 54.1758)

Curatorial Remarks

French Fork Incised (Phillips 1970:83) and Coles Creek Incised (Phillips 1970:69) jar coated with red slip with inverted rim and flattened lip with an incised line. Thick lip and barrel shaped body with five rectangular areas with incised curved figures and circles with puntations as background. Rounded circular base. 10R 4/6 (slip). 7.5YR 8/2 Pinkish white (paint). 7.5YR 7/6 Reddish Yellow (paste).


Phillips, Philip. Archaeological Survey in the lower Yazoo Basin, Mississippi, 1949-1955. Vol. 60. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1970.

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Title(s): 
French Fork Incised Jar; Large elongated globular jar
Culture: 
Southeast, Fouche Maline
Date: 
300-700 CE
Period: 
Woodland
Place: 
Miller county, Arkansas
Materials/Techniques: 
Clay, grog, slip, mica, incised, punctated
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
54.1753
Previous Number(s): 
V-1447; 5425.1753; Lemley V-1447
Department: 
Not On View

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