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Ceramics Summary

# of Sherds % of Sherds
Locus 1 0 0%
Locus 2 47 19%
Locus 3 0 0%
Locus 4 197 81%
Locus 5 0 0%
Total Sherds 244

Ceramics Summary

VT-14 yielded a total of 244 pieces of pottery, of which the vast majority were impasto in fabric and from Locus 4 . Locus 1 , the construction fill from the creation of the tennis courts, contained no pottery. In Locus 2 , approximately half the pottery recovered was impasto, while the other half was a mix of modern/medieval, coarseware, and fine impasto, indicating that this was a mixed-context stratum. Locus 3 , while contextual, was completely devoid of material culture, including ceramics. Locus 4 contained 81% of the pottery recovered from VT-14, of which 73% was impasto and the rest coarseware and fine impasto. The types of pottery being recovered in Locus 4 are similar in shape and fabric to the types of pottery recovered in the other Vescovado trenches and demonstrates that VT-14 exposed part of the same fossa feature as found in the other trenches.

Locus 5 remained unexcavated due to time constraints, but based on materials recovered in VT-12 and VT-13 , would likely have yielded a substantial amount of pottery. No ancient chronologically diagnostic ceramics were recovered from VT-14.

Locus 1 No Pottery Recovered
Locus 2 Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total Fabric %
Modern/Medieval 5 71 2 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 15
Coarseware 3 75 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9
Impasto 22 88 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 53
Fine Impasto 9 82 1 9 0 0 1 9 0 0 11 23
Black Gloss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greek Import 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Diagnostic 39 83 7 15 0 0 1 2 0 0 47
Locus 3 No Pottery Recovered
Locus 4 Body % Rim % Handle % Base % Tondo % Total Fabric %
Modern/Medieval 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coarseware 27 73 10 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 19
Impasto 120 84 15 10 2 1 5 3 1 1 143 73
Fine Impasto 4 24 11 65 1 6 1 6 0 0 17 9
Black Gloss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greek Import 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Diagnostic 151 77 36 18 3 2 6 3 1 1 197

Weight (KG)
Coarseware Impasto Fine Impasto
Diagnostic Non-Diagnostic Diagnostic Non-Diagnostic Diagnostic Non-Diagnostic Total
Locus 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Locus 2 0.83 0.83
Locus 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Locus 4 1.45 3.08 0.91 2.72 0.14 0.26 8.56
Locus 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

N.B. Due to the fact that locus 2 was a mixed-context stratum, all the pottery fabrics, both diagnostic and non-diagnostics were weighed together. The total weight for all the pottery of locus 2 is therefore 0.83 KG

N.B. Although special find pottery is included in the sherd count, it was not included in the weight

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Suggested Citation

Andrew J. Carroll. "VT 14 (2016-08-04):79-94; Ceramics Summary from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescovado 14/2016, ID:726". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/d116f2ba-8d8d-4d92-9002-7790c19eeabb>

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