An LB1 bowl or "pot" fragment made up of three mending sub-fragments. The vessel either has a short, biconical, concave neck (a rather typical "necked" LB bowl," or the shoulder meets the rim directly. The ornamentation schema consists of three circumferential, wavy lines applied with roulette, roller tool. The upper, first, two lines appear to have been applied simultaneously, while the lower, third line diverges from them, leaving a "loop" or circle design in at least one place between the second and third rows. In general, the third line is less consistently applied. A scratchy, fourth line is also visible in some locations, but was not noted above as it is usually barely perceptible, and perhaps not an ornament. The roulette tool gives the lines a punctate appearance. The exterior polish has abraded off of most of the vessel surface, but is preserved particularly well within the punctate impressions. Interior surface is in fact mottled with Dark Reddish Gray 2.5YR 4/1. Exterior surface is in fact mottled with Black GY1 2.5/N. The majority of the exterior black mottling is located on the vessel body, while a little is present circumferentially on the neck, just under the rim--that one may be from handling smudges. Could be a cooking vessel. Internal mottling is much less consistent. There is a lamination across the entire vessel fabric between core bands 1 and 2, perhaps indicating a slab technique. While medium sand is indeed the fabric inclusion of highest frequency, fine and coarse sand particles are also present in significant amounts. Sand temper and pyrite particles of all sizes perforate all surfaces, sometimes even interrupting the exterior decorative elements. The superior rim surface is highly abraded, chipped, and spalled. Breaks are rough. Light gray corrosion covers 30% of all surfaces.
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