Friday, November 10, 2023

Gematon: Living and Dying in a Kushite Town on the Nile, Volume III: The Pottery

By Isabella Welsby Sjöström
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Sudan Archaeological Research Society Publication 29

This volume presents the pottery from Sudan Archaeological Research Society excavations at the site of Kawa, Northern Dongola Reach, between 1997 and 2018, fully illustrated with photographs and line drawings. This is the third in the series focusing on the fieldwork conducted at this important site. Volume III presents a comprehensive catalogue of the pottery found across the site, focusing on the forms, decoration, marks and fabric, as well as incorporating a discussion of the character of relevant areas. This includes a detailed discussion of the Napatan amphorae found in Building F1 and the cemetery remains at R18. The material at Kawa represents a unique collection of contextualised material invaluable for reconstructing activity patterns in this region during the Napatan and Meroitic periods and contributing towards an increased understanding of this time period.

H 205 x W 290 mm

416 pages

29 tables, 172 figures, 42 plates (colour throughout)

Published Dec 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Hardback: 9781803276786

Digital: 9781803276793

DOI 10.32028/9781803276786


1. Introduction

2. Discussion of the fabrics found in the town and cemetery

3. The Forms

4. Decoration on the ceramic vessels at Kawa

5. The Graffiti and Pot Marks

6. The Napatan amphorae from Building F1

7. The pottery finds from Site R18

8. Miscellaneous Features

9. Discussion of the chronology and character of the assemblages by area

10. Concluding remarks

11. Bibliography for Volume III


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