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As a rule, they are spread more or less evenly across the body of the sherd without forming clear accumulations.
Recently, Rice also reports early pottery and dates in association with the first construction episodes at Nixtun-Ch'ich' along the southwestern shore of Lake Peten Itza: in Mound ZZ1, the deepest fill level (Level AA) over bedrock was associated with two early radiocarbon dates of 1270-1010 BC and 1190-920 BC (calibrated, 2 sigma) and contained 45 unslipped sherds, "much cruder than other pre-Mamom pottery" ([39]: 406).
Using the techniques of computed tomography (CT) and quantitative automated mineralogy, archaeologists can compare the mineralogy of pottery sherds with that of locally sourced clays, and understand the origins of the ceramics from sites under excavation within Qatar.
The results of the formula as applied to sherd counts rather than whole vessel forms should be viewed cautiously, but previous research using this method found the results to correspond with occupational levels at a degree similar to that of Miller's formula (McBride & McBride 1987; Huser 1993).
The other half appears to have been taken by Henry' Salt (1780-1827), British Consul-General in Cairo--part of the Salt collection was published and is now in the British Library, many of the sherds bearing names from the Greek Kingston Lacy tax receipts.
As we pulled objects for examination, it was clear that when they were first revealed they were standard archaeological artifacts: sherds, debitage, whole vessels.
The deposition of the pottery sherds happened within this period, at about 2000 to 1800 BP.
Sample 40WM01-1--The sherd from which this thin section was made was initially described, in hand sample, as having a plain (non-decorated) outer surface tempered with finely crushed freshwater mollusk shell.
One sherd of classic dentate-stamped Lapita pottery was also recovered from the site in a disturbed deposit, suggesting that there may be earlier human presence in the area back to 3000 BP.
I ask him if he has any ethical dilemmas, if he wants to pocket the sherd instead.
The department of antiquities announced on Wednesday that during the annual dig at the plateau of Hadjiabdoulla, one kilometre east of the sanctuary of Aphrodite at Kouklia, University of Cyprus researchers found the sherd or piece of pottery which carried an inscription in black ink.