This type is characterised by its pale brown (10YR 8/4) clay with pale yellow (2.5Y 8/4) surfaces. Both our sherds are hard with abraded powdery surfaces and irregular fracture.
The fabric is dominated by common well- or ill-sorted subrounded or occasionally angular red-brown inclusions, ranging from <0.1–1.2mm but normally not exceeding 0.5mm. Ill-sorted limestone and fine quartz (<0.2mm) vary in quantity between common and sparse. Limestone (0.2–1.0mm) is sometimes very well rounded and erupts on the surface.
An isotropic calcareous clay containing common subangular inclusions of orange to red serpentine and subordinate quartz up to 0.2mm is visible. Rounded voids up to 0.6mm are common in this sample; angular grains of chert up to 0.6mm are rare. Sparse to rare silt-grade materials include feldspar, mica (pale coloured and slightly pleochroic), amphibole and opaque iron oxides.
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