Ceramic recovery in the South Flank area in 1997 was confined to the layers of stratigraphy below the archaic floor level of the Upper Building. The pottery was, in general, fragmentary and often showed signs of burning.
The area of greatest material recovery was the destruction stratum immediately above the floor of the orientalizing structure, which yielded over half of the ceramic remains from the entire trench (Loci 10, 11, 16, 20, 23, 29). As noted above, this layer also produced several portions of decorated and inscribed bucchero vessels.
With the exception of these finer bucchero pieces, the majority of the pottery recovered was utilitarian impasto and coarseware.
Also, the pottery in the trench was highly fragmentary and only two nearly complete vessels, one of orangeware and one of impasto, were recovered from strata above the orientalizing destruction layer.
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