Dawson Mounds 23BO9 - pottery


Pottery vessel (probably Moreau Cord Marked) found inside the central chamber of mound 9 at Dawson Mounds. Fowke (1910:34, Figure 6) reported that there were 12 skulls and fragments of 5 pottery vessels in the interior of the vault. Three pottery vessels had been crushed by the pressure of the soil and rock. One intact pot (illustrated here) was found upright and a second was inverted near one of the skulls. This pottery vessel is almost identical to two Moreau Cord Marked vessels illustrated by Professor Carl Chapman (1980: Figures 4-19 and A-20) in Archaeology of Missouri, Volume 2. Moreau Cord Marked was assigned to the Late Woodland Period (approximately AD 400 to 900) by Professor Chapman.



Late Woodland Period pottery vessel from mound 13 and illustrated by Denny (1964:Figure 13a). It is decorated with 4 small nodes spaced along the lip. The vessel measures 88.1 mm in height, 92.5 mm in diameter at the rim and 98.1 maximum diameter at the middle of the form. The vessel weights 220.2 grams; exterior color is dark gray (5YR4/1) with portions that are light reddish brown (5YR6/4). The core and interior color is dark gray (5YR4/1). Missouri Historical Society registration number 1993.100.362.



Brushmarked Boone Plain vessel illustrated by Denny (1964:Figure 13b). It is decorated with lightly brushed lines along the neck of the vessel. The vessel measures 120.9 mm in height, and 128.3 mm in diameter. The rim thickness is 4.1 mm. The vessel weights 251.2 grams; exterior color is pinkish gray (7.5YR6/2) and the interior/core color is very dark gray (7.5YR3/1). The vessel is limestone tempered. Missouri Historical Society registration number 1993.100.336.



Boone Cordmarked vessel from Mound no. 6. A white ink number 25 is written was written during cataloging by Fowkie. The vessel measures 86.5 mm in height, and 98 mm diameter of the rim. Maximum diameter is 103.2 mm. Beneath a coating of shellac it appears that the exterior color is reddish brown (5YR4/3) with a core and interior color of very dark gray (5YR3/1). The vessel weight is 226.1 grams. Missouri Historical Society registration number 1993.100.352.



Boone Plain vessel with a white ink number 29 that was written during cataloging by Fowke. The vessel measures 68.9 mm in height, and 79.5 mm diameter of the rim. Maximum diameter is 87 mm. Rim thickness is 5 mm. The vessel weight is 184.6 grams. Missouri Historical Society registration number 1993.100.353.



Boone Plain vessel with a white ink number 33 that was written during cataloging by Fowke. The vessel measures 113.4 mm in height, and 96 mm diameter of the rim. Maximum diameter is 118.3 mm and rim thickness is 4 mm. The vessel weight is 236.4 grams. Exterior and interior color is light brown (7.5YR6/3) while the core is dark gray (7.5YR4/1). Missouri Historical Society registration number 1993.100.354.



Boone Plain vessel with a white ink number 58 that was written during cataloging by Fowke. The vessel measures 103.1 mm in height, and 90.6 mm diameter of the rim. Rim thickness is 4 mm. The vessel weight is 304.5 grams. Exterior, interior, and core color is pinkish gray (7.5YR5/2). Missouri Historical Society registration number 1993.100.367.



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