|Type Name:||SPANISH STORAGE JAR|
|Type Index:||UNGLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE|
Paste is coarse with incomplete compaction and medium sand temper. It ranges in color from light to dark terra-cotta. Well-fired examples are buff-colored.
Exterior surfaces are poorly smoothed and unglazed. A “freckled” appearance created by the mineral temper, and a white firing effluvium may be present on the surface.
Vessel walls are heavy (usually greater than 10 mm in thickness) and forms are utilitarian.
|Comments:||"Spanish Storage Jar" serves as a catch-all category to describe utilitarian coarse earthenware vessels with Olive Jar paste, but in forms that are distinct from Olive Jars (such as straight sides, flat bases, wide mouths, etcetera).|
|Published Definitions:||Deagan 1976; Deagan 1987|