Finds 1896

Main Information
Finds ID 1896
Site Musular
Area ID 788 settlement
Research event excavation: research field walking survey: systematic trial trench Musular Excavation 1996 - 2004
Finds type pottery
Small finds category None
Small finds type
Botany species
Animal remains species
Animal remains completeness None
Animal remains part
Lithics technology
Lithics industry
Lithics cores and preparation
Lithics retouched tools
Lithics unretouched tools
Lithics raw material
Obsidian None
Obsidian amount None
Pottery form Bowl
Pottery detail
Pottery decoration Red slipped
Pottery type None
Confidence None
Comment Pottery: handmade, coarse textured clay, always with organic temper. Inclusions generally came from syenitic sources. Two different fabrics were distinguished: syenitic terrains (alkali feldspar and altered micas) or materials derived from lavas. Plant inclusions existed in both. Fabric A (most common, ca. 80% of the pottery) has a grey, red or reddish-grey clay matrix. Fabric B had a reddish grey clay matrix. Tempering was very limited in both fabrics. The exact clay source is difficult to ascertain, but all the inclusions are consistent with the prevailing geology of the area. Four ware groups can be distinguished: 1) red slipped ware with pinkish-buff surfaces; the slip flakes and peels off easily; smoothed and burnished surfaces, moderate to good quality; 2) red slipped ware with brick-red paste; 11,76 % of the assemblage; made of Fabric A; more compact and carefully finished than the first group; thick dark red slip that bonded well because of the heavy burnish; 3) dark colored ware, 13,23 % of the assemblage; made from Fabric A; surface color grey, brownish grey, greyish black or black; the exterior is lightly burnished, the interior only smoothed; 4) buff, pinkish-buff or light brown colored; 17,65% of the assemblage; made from Fabric A; in- and outside evenly smoothed and unburnished or lightly burnished; straight-sided bowls (29,41 %), s-shaped deep bowls (27,94 %), flaring-sided bowls (4,41%), rounded bowls (1,47%)