(T-25, up to July 18 - fromCT I)
Forty-five boxes of pottery were brought down from T-25 grids zeta/46-48 and gamma-zeta/48-55. 55% of that pottery was coarseware (heavy impasto, orangeware, and Murlo terracotta), while 43% was fine orange/redware (referred to as "redware" in CT I and CT II) and 2% was a mixture of fine impasto and bucchero. A few sherds of greyware were also found.
Many of the orange/redware fragments joined to form large pieces, but no complete profiles - of any fabric - could be reconstructed.
The majority of orange/redware came from stratum C (see CT I, p. 16) whereas most of the coarseware, fine impasto, and bucchero came from grids gamma-delta/48-55.
57% orangeware - Micaceous coarse clay, mainly fired orange throughout the biscuit with
an orange to brown-orange surface.
40% impasto - coarse-grained, micaceous clay fired brown to black to sometimes brown-orange with either a black or dark brown surface.
3% Murlo terracotta - fired bright to dark orange with a high mica and stone content. Usually a dull orange surface.
Fine-grained clay fired orange throughout the biscuit with ared-orange surface.
Fine impasto and bucchero
Impasto is finner grained and thinner in section than the coarseware version. The percentage of bucchero is very small - perhaps 5% of this category.
The majority of coarseware fragments indicate utility vessels with short, everted lips, slightly swelling bodies, flat bases, and sometimes thick cylindrical handles.
The majority of orange/redware fragments
indicate that the general shape is a shallow bowl or "fruit compote" with a low, vertical rim and a low, conical foot.
The majority of fine impasto/bucchero fragments indicate either shallow bowls or vessels with vertical rims and slightly curving bodies. The bases are flat.
All lip/rim, feet, base, handle, and representative body fragments were placed in T-25 1984 Representative Pottery Box #1.
Pottery Summary #2
(T-25, up to August 1 - from CT II)
Thirty-five boxes of pottery were brought down from T-25 grids gamma-eta/51-58. 95% of that pottery was coarseware (orangeware, Murlo terracotta, and heavy impasto), while 3% was fine orange/redware and 2% was a mixture of bucchero, buccheroid, and fine impasto. Only a few fragments of greyware were found. No complete profiles were reconstructed.
For fabric descriptions, see p. 58-62.
75% orangeware/Murlo terracotta
25% heavy impasto
The majority of coarseware fragments indicate utility vessels with either short, everted lips or thick, vertical rims, slightly curving bodies, either flat bases or low, short feet, and thick, cylindrical or knob handles.
The majority of orange/redware fragments indicate vessels with short, everted lips or basically straight vertical rims, slightly curving bodies, and either high conical feet or flat bases. One or two fragments of orange/redware indicate the "Fruit compote" style of shallow bowl that was so abundant in stratum C.
Bucchero, Buccheroid, and Fine Impasto
The majority of fragments indicate short, everted lip vessels or shallow bowls. There are both low, short feet and flat bases.
All lip/rim, feet/base, handle, and representative body fragments were placed in T-25 1984 Representative Pottery Box #2.
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