This bowl is an example of a style of pottery known as Bell Plain (var. Nickel). Bell Plain ceramics are made with clay that is tempered with very fine shell fragments and tends to be a dark grey in color. Each vessel is formed by the coiling process: thin rolls of clay are used to build up the shape of the vessel around a flat base. This style of pottery was in use throughout the Mississippian period but was especially prevalent in the Middle and Late Mississippian periods.
Museum, Chucalissa, "Bell Plain Bowl" (2022). Artifacts. 80.
Pottery; Bowl, Bell Plain Bowl; Mississippian; Exhibit Photograph