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a broken piece of a brittle artifact

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At the same time, similar traces creating a steady equally "porous" sherd structure were described for ceramics from Sweden and western Finland.
Few other sites in the Pasion region have Xe pottery, and then only a handful of sherds: Punta de Chimino, Itzan, and Caobal near Ceibal [43, 57, 58].
Previous research using the Miller analysis on sherd counts indicates that ceramic values of 1.20 to 1.30 can be interpreted as "middle income level," while values above or below may be seen as "upper" and "lower class," respectively (McBride & McBride 1987).
The excavation at Ormi in 2000 uncovered three small pottery sherds from separate stratigraphic units within the upper section of the cultural strata.
Sample 40WM01-2--This sherd was initially described as having a plain outer surface tempered with medium-size shell fragments.
The oldest occupation appeared to be at Malua Bay, an open-settlement site where a single dentate-stamped Lapita sherd, associated with thin-walled, plainware, was found at the base of the cultural deposits.
The Palaepaphos sherd inscription will redefine many historical facts concerning the economic management system of the Cypriot city-states."
86) of the late EIA settlement M42, explaining that it is based on a single sherd that perhaps fell out of a nearby grave.
Unfortunately, the preservation of lipids in the food crust sample from sherd 4245: 2008 is extremely poor and does not allow any further identification (see Table 2).
It disclosed his findings on the 'baybayin' inscriptions on the Calatagan pot, Monreal Stones of Masbate, the recently discovered celadon pot of Limasawa, Southern Leyte and the Intramuros pot sherd.
Polished fragments display a range of colors (black, gray, brown and red; see Table 5) both alone and in combination on one sherd, but black (45%), gray (19%), and brown (12%), are the most frequent (Figure 6).
It is in the nature of such a catalogue as this that it must be all-inclusive, and give every sherd that has ended up in the BM its due.
Berrowside Road recalls these field names, however, the earliest documentary evidence for Shard End comes from 1327 and 1332 when two deeds note a Thomas and Adam atte Sherd - meaning that the two men lived at a place called Sherd.
Scores of shipwrecks in Southeast Asian waters, in the Gulf of Thailand and even in the beds of the river system connecting Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai to coastal ports, evince a successful export enterprise that, on the basis of a sherd recovered in a datable excavation on Okinawa, had reached as far as Japan by perhaps as early as the mid-14th century (Guy 1986: 61).