In contrast to the early fabric, both the fabric and the slip of COL CC 2 are darker. On our samples the break includes browns, ranging from a warm red (2.5YR 6/6–5/8) to paler, yellow tones (7.5YR 7/4). The fabric typically appears as a warm brown, speckled with yellow and covered with a dark brown (5YR/10YR 4/1–3/1) slip. It is a hard fabric with a smooth fracture and a smooth feel. A range of bag-shaped roughcast beakers and folded beakers are commonly found (Symonds 1991, figs 6–7).
The fabric is fine (<0.1mm), and characterised by abundant well-sorted quartz and limestone with sparser red and black iron-rich grains and silver mica. A sparse scatter of larger inclusions comprising quartz (0.6mm) and red-brown iron-rich grains (0.2mm) is also visible. In contrast to COL CC 1, where present, roughcasting is in the form of applied clay pellets (R Symonds, pers comm).
The texture and composition of this sample is essentially identical to that described for COL CC 1.
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