This short, “tubby” vessel has a repeating curvilinear design around its body. The design is emphasized by the plain and rocker-stamped areas. Scroll over the image to see the textured effect from the impressions of the rocker stamp. The lip of the pot has a series of notches made by pushing a small round tool into the edge.
Overall, the openings of pots from Mound 4 are much smaller than pots from other areas of the site, suggesting the vessels are smaller in size. Some of the pots in the mound may have been made just to accompany the dead and were part of the burial ceremony.
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