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Pottery Summary

Pottery Summary for CA-47

The entire corpus of pottery uncovered in CA-47 came from Locus 1 which was the topsoil cut of the trench. The highest concentrations of pottery were in fact within the top 15cm of the locus. The concentration also increased as the cuts moved closer to the rock formation found along the 8N line of the trench (see diagram, KLH I pg 21).

An overwhelming majority of the ceramics found in CA-47 was impasto. Most of the pottery also tended to be heavily worn which may have been due to erosion. Erosion may also explain why the highest concentrations of pottery were found within the area nearest to the stone formation in meter 7N 33W. Only 5 examples of Bucchero were found in CA-47 and all came from meter 7N 33W with the exception of one incised fragment which came from meter 6N 33W. Once we reached the pre-galestra soil characteristic of Locus 3 and 4, the concentration of pottery was radically decreased. The cut that dropped into this soil in meters 4N 33W and 4N 34W was devoid of material.

Pottery Summary (cont.)

Total fragments for trench CA-47 = 228 frags.

% of fragments by fabric

impasto = 84%

coarseware = 6%

orangeware = 8%

Bucchero = 2%

Impasto = 191 fragments

Body fragments = 86%

Rims = 9%

Handles = 3%

Impasto (cont.)

Bases = 2%

Orangeware = 19 fragments

Body = 79%

Rims = 5%

Handles = 16%

Bases = 0%

Coarseware = 13 fragments

Body = 69%

Rims = 23%

Handles = 8%

Bases = 0%

Bucchero = 5 fragments

Body = 60%

Rims = 0%

Handles = 40%

Bases = 0%

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Kristin L. Hostetler. "KLH I (2000-07-12):52-61; Pottery Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate A/Civitate A 47/2000, ID:416". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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