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Large pottery bowl, Makala Kataa, 1989


Description:
Photo of a large pottery bowl. The rim is angled inward, creating a carination where the bowl's rim and body meet. Above the carination and around the rim's circumference, the exterior surface is decorated with shallow parallel grooves. The bowl's upper body is decorated with several clusters of triangular impressions which are bounded by angled pairs of grooved lines. The interior and exterior surfaces of the bowl are burnished, giving the bowl a slight sheen. A small pedestal stabilizes the bowl at its base. The bowl is consistent in shape and size with serving/eating bowls from which several individuals (typically men) would eat. The bowl was found positioned upside-down amid a concentration of other whole and partial pottery vessels, grinding stones, charred seeds and wide-spread fire-hardened soil. The context is interpreted as a kitchen area destroyed by an incident of intense fire. Whole pot. Scale in cm. Site Makala Kataa. 4 July, 1989.
Rights:
Creative Commons Attribution--NonCommercial
Publisher:
University of Victoria Libraries
Provenance:
Makala Kataa, Station 6, Mound 5, 4W 4S, Level 7-8
Date:
1989-07-04
Location(s) Facet:
Makala Kataa
Subjects:
Bowl
Subjects Facet:
Archaeology; Pottery; Artifacts (Antiquities)
Identifier:
MK6 89-110, Pot 6
Creator:
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Date searchable:
1989
Date searchable:
1989-07-04
Archaeological Phase:
Makala phase (early)
Genre:
35 mm slide
Genre Facet:
35 mm slide
Format:
Image
Location(s):
Makala Kataa;8.142724; -2.382957
Date Digitized:
2016
Commentary:
Slide scanned by Veronique Plante
Geographic Coordinates:
8.142724; -2.382957