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Bottel: Middle Classic (?)

As to which period this vessel comes from is any ones guess.  Found along the beach of Ephemera by the son of one of my assistants,  it has many possible dates of manufacture.   The most likely of which is Middle Classic. That would mean that it once had a copper handle now lost due to the actions of the sea.  The other possibility, proposed by its finder, is that the handle was made of rope which would have disintegrated in the sea.  This would push back its origin to the very Early Classic, making it one of the earliest example of this type found.  Until we find a smiler example in its natural context however, we can only guess.