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Burned features, unit 46N 2W, Ngre Kataa, 2009

Three burned features are visible at the base of level 6 in unit 46N 2W. Two circular features (F1, right & F2, left) have been cross-sectioned, creating a straight edge. Burned feature 3 is an irregularly shaped (rectangular) area pedestaled on the east (right) side of the excavation unit. Along the unit's west wall (left) is an unexcavated rectangular area. Within this matrix was a perforated pot (NK 09-789) lidded with the pedestal base from another pot. The perforated pot contained cowries and small fragments of iron. In units to the north (behind), a row of insitu anvil stones (GS 09-03, -09-02 and 09-01, near to far) is visible in units 48N 2W and 50N 2W. To the east (right) of these, a flat grinding stone (GS 09-08) and an anvil stone (GS 09-06) can be seen insitu in units 48N 0W and 50N 0W. A pottery jar (NK 09-790) rests insitu in the center of unit 50N 0W. To the left of the archaeologist in the blue shirt (Abass Iddrisu), a flat grinding stone (GS 09-12) and a pot (NK 09-685) lidded with a grinding stone (GS 09-13) are visible on the boundary between units 50N 4-6W. Excavation units measure 2 x 2 meters. Site Ngre Kataa. 24 June 2009.
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Ngre Kataa, Mound 6, Unit 46N 2W
Location(s) Facet:
Ngre Kataa
Anvil stone; Grinding stone
Subjects Facet:
Excavations (Archaeology); Archaeology; Pottery; Metalworking
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
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Archaeological Phase:
Ngre phase (late)
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Digital image
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Ngre Kataa;8.11277778, -2.30611111
People Depicted:
Abass Idrisu
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8.11277778, -2.30611111