5. Results: Chaîne Opératoire Classes and Variants

Using the approaches described above, a total of ten classes, twenty-three variants of classes and one group of unidentified pottery have been categorised within the assemblage. Each of these classes and its variants is described below, including an account of the main shapes that were made using these classes. In addition, a synthetic table (Table 3) reviews the main criteria used to define each class and its variants. Extensive details of the Fabric Groups and illustrations of the morphological types of vessel shapes are provided in appendices that can be accessed online (Lefrancq and Hawkes 2019a; 2019b). The stratigraphic distribution of each class and its variants in each trench together with the chronological sequence with reference to the recently derived AMS dates and comparative material from Trenches C and F are also discussed.


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