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Pottery bowl and iron bangles, Ngre Kataa, 2008

The body and base of a large pottery bowl has been exposed by exavation in unit 46N 8W. Surrounding this bowl was a cluster of sherds from other pottery vessels, now removed to expose several iron bangles of different shapes and sizes, seen insitu here. At the base of the photo, center, is an iron bangle (SF NK 08-169) formed from a spiral-twisted rod. Pedestaled to the right of the bowl (east) is an iron bangle (SF NK 08-140) made from a round rod that was coiled. Visible in the wall behind and to the right of the bowl (north; above the photo scale) is a small coiled iron bangle made from a flattened piece of iron (SF NK 08-182). A smaller bangle-like artifact lies directly above the pot, center photo (north; SF 08-139). This area (cluster A) was part of a larger cluster (clusters A-D) of artifacts that archaeologists interpret as a shrine placed in a metallurgical workshop. Rootlets are visible in the wall and floor of the unit. View from above, north at top of photo. Photo scale in cm increments. Site Ngre Kataa. 9 July 2008.
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Ngre Kataa, Mound 6, Unit 46N 8W, Level 2
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Ngre Kataa
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Archaeology; Excavations (Archaeology); Pottery; Ornaments; Bangles; Metalworking; Shrines
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
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Ngre phase (late)
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Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Ngre Kataa;8.11277778, -2.30611111
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