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Burned features in a metalworking area, Ngre Kataa, 2008

An arc of orange-red burned features has been exposed in excavation units 46N 8W and 48N 8W in an area (mound 6) that archaeologists interpret as a metallurgical workshop. To the left (west), the body and base of a large pottery bowl (NK 08-522) has been pedestaled insitu. A number of iron bangles surrounded this bowl (cluster A) as part of a large shrine cluster that extended into adjacent units (where the trunk of a small tree is visible, upper left). The base of this cluster was about 20-30 cm above the burned basins exposed in this photo. Center photo, flanked by photo scales, the round rim of a pottery jar is visible in outline. To the right (east) of the burned features, two hammerstones rest insitu next to one another. To the north of the burned features (forward right of the sign board), a zone of white plaster-like sediment is visible. Far right, archaeologist Abass Iddrisu uses a trowel to expose the contours of burned sediment in an adjacent excavation unit. Red and white scale is two meters in length. Arrow pointing north. Site Ngre Kataa. 17 July 2008.
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Ngre Kataa, Mound 6, Units 46-48N 8W, 70 cm bd
Location(s) Facet:
Ngre Kataa
Subjects Facet:
Archaeology; Excavations (Archaeology); Pottery; Metalworking; Shrines
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
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Archaeological Phase:
Ngre phase (late)
Genre Facet:
Digital image
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Ngre Kataa;8.11277778, -2.30611111
People Depicted:
Abass Idrisu
Geographic Coordinates:
8.11277778, -2.30611111