|Fine Cream ware||786||88.91%|
|Total of sherds||884|
Fig. 5. Proportions of fine wares
Fine cream ware is by far the most common fineware. However its preponderance is exaggerated by its high visibility in the field; it is off-white and bucchero is black.
|Coarse cream ware 1||108||1.71%|
|Coarse cream ware 2||498||7.91%|
|Coarse cream ware 3||11||0.17%|
|Total of sherds||6299|
Fig. 6. Proportions of coarse wares
Coarseware 1 is by far the most common fabric forming 73 % of the total. 10% of the assemblage is coarse cream ware and a further 5% is coarseware produced at Doganella (Coarseware 2). Early impasto forms 9% of the total.
|Coarse cream ware 1||27||5.91%|
|Coarse cream ware 2||8||1.75%|
|Amphora fabric 1||8||1.75%|
|Amphora fabric 2||10||2.19%|
|Amphora fabric 3||36||7.88%|
|Amphora fabric 4||16||3.50%|
|Amphora fabric 5||10||2.19%|
|Amphora fabric 6||18||3.94%|
|Amphora fabric 7||4||0.88%|
|Amphora fabric 8||7||1.53%|
|Amphora fabric 9||28||13%|
|Amphora fabric 10||9||1.97%|
|Amphora fabric 11||1||0.22%|
|Amphora fabric 12||1||0.22%|
|Amphora fabric 13||2||0.44%|
|Amphora fabric 14||14||3.06%|
|Amphora fabric 15||15||3.28%|
|Total of sherds||457|
Fig. 7. Proportions of amphorae
Amphorae made at Doganella are the largest group (45%); the only other types representing more than 5% are in coarseware 1, coarse cream ware 1, amphora fabric 3 and amphora fabric 9. This observation underlines the predominance of the Doganella products in this area.
|Coarse cream ware 1||77||15.88%|
|Pithos fabric 1||3||0.62%|
|Pithos fabric 2||187||38.56%|
|Pithos fabric 3||76||15.67%|
|Total of sherds||485|
Fig. 8. Proportions of pithoi
Coarseware 1 and the similar pithos fabric 2 form 67% of the total between them. Pithoi in coarse cream ware 1, which contains inclusions of non-local origin, form a further 16% of the total.
|Total of sherds||8125|
Fig. 9. Proportions of wares
Overall the coarsewares predominate. The sandy red coarseware is by far the most common Etruscan pottery which was found. The same basic fabric is also used for tiles, pithoi and some amphorae. The next most visible class of pottery is the fine cream ware which was the most common table ware in the fifth and fourth centuries. Following these, the next most common class of ware are the products of Doganella, the amphorae and coarseware 2. These local products are the first documented instance of an every day ceramic with a defined local distribution in Etruria.
Further economic aspects of the pottery are discussed below.
The methodology employed in the analysis of the pottery assemblage is the same as that used at Doganella and Podere Tartuchino (Perkins and Walker 1990, 24-52; Attolini and Perkins 1992, 90-104). The same typology and classification has similarly been used, extended as necessary to accommodate the additional variation encountered in the survey area.