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CornGod Culture: Mississippian
Corn God Effigy - Mississippian Culture A.D. 1350
Corn was a major part of the Native Americans diet and is represented in their art work. This vessel is known as a Corn God. It has planted rows or perhaps kernel rows that are on the upper part of the vessel. This is a typical style in N.E Arkansas and S.E. Missouri. This vessel is solid and has no form of restoration. It measures 4-1/2" tall and 3-1/2" wide. It is from the Bill Bickers collection of Marietta, Georgia, and still has his number 28 sticker on the base. Bill made many trips to Rowletts in Arkansas and only bought the very best. He has a lot of his pottery pictured in the 1980's CSAS journals. Its a perfect size/fit like a baseball in your hand. Makes me want to throw it. I want to mention that there is a very small indention towards the bottom that looks like the size of a childs finger tip and I do believe that this is just that. Too small to be adult. Not like a stick done it. A smooth finger tip of a child. SIGNED
(Crittenden Co., Arkansas)    
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ThaiPot1 Culture: PreColumbian
Ban Chang Pottery Vessel from Thialand - 3600 B.C.
Ban Chiang is located on the Korat Plateau in north eastern Thailand. It is the plateau where the discovery of thousands of years old pottery was found. Previously this area was thought to be an uncivilized backwater, although it actually possessed a highly developed culture that had a great impact on the whole region. The deepest levels at Ban Chiang can be dated to B.C. 3,600. The early pots are undecorated or have simple pressed or incised patterns. The ones from later periods are superbly shaped vessels of buff color clay decorated with swirling, fingerprint-like designs. Besides pots, Ban Chiang made many types of ceremics such as vases, jars, animal figurines, ladles, crucibles, phalli, spindle whorls and beads. Unglazed, low-fired pottery has been found at other sites throught Thailand. One of the major ones is at Ban Kao in Kanchanaburi province, north eastern of Thailand. From Ban Kao, the historians found distinctive earthenware pieces including tripod vessels with hollow tapering legs. Another site with particular fine examples was unearthed in the 1980's at Ban Prasat. Ban Prasat ware is typically in black or red clay. The pieces have less decoration than Ban Chiang, but the shapes are equally distinctive.

This vessel is 6-3/4" wide x 3-7/8's tall. It is solid with no restoration or damage other then an ancient pressure crack running from the rim. It has good color and size.

(Korat Plateau, Thailand)    
$85.00   Available

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MarksvilleSite Culture: Related Books
"Archaeology and Ceramics at the Marksville Site" by Alan Toth - Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana - 1974
Anthropological Papers, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan #56. Paperback with 131 pages. It covers pottery style in Louisiana called Marksville that is elaborately decorated with designs and motiefs. A little ink stain below Marksville on the cover, otherwise no marking or highlighting. Very good condition for a 1974 printing.
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