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Pottery Summary

Locus Sherds of Pottery %
1 46 2%
2 1460 94%
3 30 2%
Baulk 29 2%

All loci in CB 44 yielded pottery in 2011, locus 2 had the greatest amount recovered due to the fact that it was the largest one excavated. Impasto was the most common fabric of pottery in each locus, except for the baulk trim where there was more coarseware sherds. Locus 1 yielded 46 sherds (1 medieval, 20110016

20110016
, 5 coarseware sherds, 29 impasto sherds, and 11 fine impasto sherds). Locus 3 yielded 30 sherds (10 coarseware sherds, 13 impasto sherds, and 7 fine impasto sherds) however this locus was only opened in order to level the yellow-brown layer that was uncovered on 1/8/11 and was not fully excavated so the amount of pottery recovered could be misleading

and final analysis of locus 3 will need to wait till further excavation is carried out.

Locus 2 yielded the largest amount of pottery. Locus 2 was an olive-brown soil with large amounts of archaic architectural terracotta pieces within the matrix. 1 medieval sherd was recovered, however this was near tree roots and soon after locus 1 was closed and its inclusion in the locus 2 matrix could have resulted from bioturbation. There were 174 coarseware sherds (12 %) and most of these were pithos fragments. 913 impasto sherds (63%) were recovered from the locus along with 363 fine impasto sherds (25%). The majority of sherds recovered were small, pitted, and eroded, however several large and relatively intact fragments were found, especially as the locus became deeper. Almost all of the pottery sherds recovered were undecorated except for 2 sherds of slipped fine impasto (uncataloged). Only 2 fragments of pottery beyond the medieval sherd were cataloged ( 20110024 and 20110033

20110033
) both were fenestrated coarseware fragments. No datable pieces were found.

Locus 1
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Medieval 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Coarseware 1 20 3 60 1 20 0 0 0 0 5 11
Impasto 27 93 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 63
Fine Impasto 10 91 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 11 24
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 39 85 5 11 1 2 1 2 0 0 46
Locus 2
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Medieval 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Coarseware 105 60 52 30 7 4 12 7 0 0 176 12
Impasto 793 87 76 8 26 3 12 1 6 1 913 63
Fine Impasto 306 84 29 8 11 3 9 2 8 2 363 25
Bucchero 6 86 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 1211 83 158 11 44 3 33 2 14 1 1460

Locus 3
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Coarseware 5 50 3 30 0 0 2 20 0 0 10 33
Impasto 12 92 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 43
Fine Impasto 6 86 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 23
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 23 77 5 17 0 0 2 7 0 0 30
Baulk Trim
Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total %
Coarseware 9 64 4 29 0 0 1 7 0 0 14 48
Impasto 8 89 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 31
Fine Impasto 5 83 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 21
Bucchero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 22 76 6 21 0 0 1 3 0 0 29

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Suggested Citation

Andrew J. Carroll. "AJC II (2011-08-08):181-206; Pottery Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 44/2011, ID:636". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/21854585-0b66-4a44-b22d-fce09a6b5deb>

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