|A relatively small number of historic ceramic fragments were found in the upper deposits at the Morhiss site. These appear to represent 18th century Spanish Colonial items, including lead-glazed earthenware made in Mexico. Similar artifacts are fairly common in the Spanish mission sites in the Victoria area. The presence of such artifacts could indicate that Morhiss Mound was still a known campsite in the early historic era.
The two larger sherds at the top are portions of the same vessel. The small sherd in the lower left has an olive green glaze applied to ridges on the interior of the vessel and may represent a fragment of a glazed molcajete or grater bowl. The unglazed sherds at the upper right and lower left also appear to represent fragments of molcajetes. TARL Collections