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In situ grinding stones and pottery, unit 44N 4W, Mound 6, Ngre Kataa, 2008

Several grinding stones, a whole pot and a cluster of pottery sherds have been exposed in situ at the base of level 3, unit 44N 4W at Mound 6, Ngre Kataa. The large grinding stone in the foreground (grinding stone 1, NK-08-112) is oriented with its grinding surface facing down. Another smaller stone rests on a soil pedestal created as archaeologists excavated surrounding soil to a lower level. Upper right, a whole pottery jar (NK-08-176) sits next to a large grinding stone (grinding stone 3, NK-08-173) oriented with its grinding surface up. To the far left, above the photo scale in centimeters, archaeologists have exposed the edges of a pottery jar, broken in half and lying on its side. As excavations extended into the adjacent unit (42N 4W, to the left), this broken pot was found to be associated with two tuyere fragments. This cluster of grindstones, tuyeres and nearby burned features is interpreted as part of a larger metal-working workshop, the activities of which led to the build up of mound 6. The soil on the right side of the unit is darker because it is moister than that on the left. View to west. Site Ngre Kataa. 1 July, 2008.
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Ngre Kataa, Mound 6, Unit 44N 4W, level 3
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Ngre Kataa
Grinding stone; Tuyere
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Archaeology; Excavations (Archaeology); Pottery; Metalworking
Catalog numbers NK-08-112, 08-176 and 08-173
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
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Archaeological Phase:
Ngre phase (late)
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Digital image
Ngre Kataa;8.11277778, -2.30611111
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Dr. Ann B. Stahl
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8.11277778, -2.30611111