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Pottery Summary

Approximately 50% of all the pottery collected from T-23 1980 Extension was saved and is stored in "MT Books I and II (1980) Representative Pottery Boxes II, III, and IV."

The pottery can be categorized into five general types: Coarseware, orangeware, grayware, impasto, and bucchero.  The following summary will discuss and illustrate the pottery from the various cuts made in T-23 1980 Extension.

Cuts 1-3 (to 60 cm)

Coarseware : 43%

Orangeware : 20%

Grayware : 7%

Impasto : 15%

Bucchero : 15%

Cuts 4 and 5 (not under tile) to 1.0 m

Coarseware : 40%

Orangeware : 15%

Grayware : 5%

Impasto : 30%

Bucchero : 10%

Cut 5 (under tile) to 1.0 m

Coarseware : 35%

Orangeware : 25%

Grayware : <1%

Impasto : 25%

Bucchero : 15%

Cut 6 to 1.3 m

Coarseware : 35%

Orangeware : 35%

Grayware : <1%

Impasto : 20%

Bucchero : 10%

General Summary

Overall, the pottery of T-23 1980 Extension can be broken down as follows:

  • Coarseware: 40%
  • Orangeware: 20%
  • Grayware: 5%
  • Impasto: 20%
  • Bucchero: 15%

There were no profiles from T-23 1980 Extension and very few pieces which deserve special mention.  Pieces which may be of importance have been recorded as finds.

Note also that there does not appear to be any great difference between the pottery from one level as opposed to pottery from another level of the trench, although cut 6 did produce a greater amount of orangeware and cut 5 beneath the tile layer at 60-80 cm did yield a bit more fineware.

Pottery from meters EE-FF-GG/12 (the divider between T-23 1980 and T-23 1979 south) has been stored in its entirety in "MT Books I and II (1980) Representative Pottery Box IV."

The profiles illustrated on the previous pages are of shapes that are common to the cut as well as shapes which are unique and deserve notice.

Painted ware and stamped bucchero were found, though in very small amounts, and have been recorded as finds.

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Mark Tobey. "MT II (1980-08-06):16-45; Pottery Summary from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 23/1981, ID:419". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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