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Pottery Summary

Pottery from T-26 1982 was categorized into six types: bucchero, grayware, fine orangeware, orangeware, impasto, and coarseware.  For a definition of these types, see .

Approximately 60% of all pottery recovered was saved, including all bucchero, grayware, and fine orangeware.  In addition, all rim, handle, and base fragments of coarseware, impasto, and orangeware were saved.  The only pottery discarded were body pieces to coarseware, impasto, and orangeware vessels.

All the pottery recovered was from the area above the terracotta/mortar floor and was similar to pottery found in the T-23 area and in the T-26 1981 area.  As mentioned in MT V , MT VI , and MT VII , pithos fragments were recovered but generally not saved.  For location of pithos dump and discard pottery dump, see p. 29 .

The pottery illustrated on the following pages represents common shapes of T-26 1982 pottery as well as unusual shapes.  For a detailed study of the pottery, the representative pottery boxes should be examined.



Bucchero: 15% of total pottery

Find orangeware: 2% of total pottery

Grayware: 2% of total pottery

Orangeware: 33% of total pottery

Impasto: 33% of total pottery

Coarseware: 15% of total pottery (not counting pithos)


Finds which have been stored in the representative pottery boxes have been labeled with nail polish and ink as to book, page, find number.  Terracotta lumps, ridgepolee, and tile with finger marks have been so labeled.  Other finds stored may be stored with an accompanying tag or with nail polish and ink, depending upon the find.  Also, items which were not recorded as finds but saved nevertheless are stored in the representative pottery boxes and are labeled as to grid and sometimes depth.

One bag (30 cm x 30 cm x 40 cm) was recovered from T-26 1982 and this was stored in the first magazino with all bone bags.

A number of items remain on the table in the second magazino which will most likely need to be stored in a representative pottery box at a later date.

- MHT August 4, 1982

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Mark Tobey. "MT VII (1982-08-04):30-51; Pottery Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 26/1982, ID:112". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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